Three stars circle 'Inception'


Warner Bros. is in talks with Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard and Cillian Murphy to join Christopher Nolan's "Inception," which stars Leonardo DiCaprio.

In keeping with a Nolan film, a veil of secrecy exists over loglines, though it is described as a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within "the architecture of the mind."

However, as the casting process progresses, details are beginning to leak. DiCaprio's character is mentioned as a CEO-type, and Cotillard is his wife. Page is a grad student and DiCaprio's sidekick.

Nolan and the studio are aiming for a summer shoot ahead of a 2010 release.

Nolan and Emma Thomas are producing through their Warners-based Syncopy Films shingle.

Oscar winner Cotillard, repped by CAA, appears this year in Michael Mann's "Public Enemies" and Rob Marshall's "Nine."

Page, repped by Endeavor and Via Entertainment, next appears in Drew Barrymore's "Whip It!"

Murphy worked with Nolan in the director's Batman movies, playing the villain Scarecrow.
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