According to The Hollywood Reporter Joseph Gordon-Levitt has joined Christopher Nolan’s Inception and will be playing the role James Franco was originally set to play.
It is known that Gordon-Levitt is taking the role to have been played by James Franco, who bowed out over scheduling issues. He would play an associate of DiCaprio’s character, a CEO-type.
Marion Cotillard is already on board as DiCaprio’s wife, while Ellen Page is playing a grad student and DiCaprio’s sidekick. Cillian Murphy is also in the cast.
Nolan and the studio are aiming for a summer shoot ahead of a 2010 release.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will next be seen in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra in August.