One of the movies I am anticipating the most for this year is The Prestige directed by Christopher Nolan (Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins). The film's release date is set for October 27th in limited release.
It's pretty challenging to find much information on this film, except that it's about dueling magicians in turn-of-the-century London. Those magicians are played by Christian Bale (who we all know worked with Nolan in Batman Begins) and Hugh Jackman.
Beyond those two, the cast is very interesting. Other famous cast members include: Michael Caine (also in Batman Begins), Scarlett Johansson, Piper Perabo (rember her from Coyote Ugly), Andy Serkis (you know Gollum/Smeagol and King Kong), and David Bowie (who will be playing the historical person Nikola Tesla)
The movie is based on the novel written by English science-fiction writer Christopher Priest.
I really hope that this movie is able to be a player come award season, the premise seems interesting, the cast seems like a lot of fun, and I've been very impressed with Nolan's career thus far.
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