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March 4, 2009 7:53 AM
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Leo and Nolan to Team for "Inception"??

Leonardo Di Caprio with scientist David Orr talking "11th Hour" in Cannes in 2007. Photo by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE

Leonardo Di Caprio is in talks to join "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan for a "sci-fi action flick" titled "Inception" for Warner Bros. Production is slated for this year with a planned summer 2010 release, according to an article in Wednesday's Variety. Before superstardom and working with the likes of Leo, Nolan hit the indie scene about his first film, "Following" in 1999 and later chatted with iW about his film "Memento" as his star-wattage was on the rise.

Way back when, when Nolan had to make do with limited means, he commented to indieWIRE, "When you have no money, it can be shrewd to find subject matter that lends itself to that sort of black and white, noirish type approach, because you can do harder lighting," when asked why he chose black and white for his first film.

Christopher Nolan in Toronto following a screening of his film "Memento in 2000. Photo by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE

When not making big-time Hollywood blockbusters, Di Caprio (why isn't it "di Caprio"?) has taken some time out on less commercial projects such as 2007's environmental doc "11th Hour" by Leila and Nadia Conners. Di Caprio told iW in Cannes - and this is probably no surprise - that VP Al Gore was an inspiration for his involvement in the film, which he narrated and produced.

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