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Cillain Murphy is about to Retreat

Jul. 28, 2010by: Paul Tassi

There isn’t much better than can happen to you than catching the eye of Christopher Nolan, as Cillian Murphy has done. He’s played key roles in booth BATMAN BEGINS and INCEPTION, which has caused the actor to make a name for himself in the States.

For his next project however, he’s heading back to the UK. He’s starring in THE RETREAT, where Thandie Newton will play his wife. Here’s the pitch, according to Deadline:

Murphy and Newton will play a husband and wife who rent a remote island cottage while trying to repair their marriage. One day they find a biohazard-suited soldier washed up on the beach, who warns them that everybody on the mainland has been killed by an airborne virus. That’s when the psychological fun-and-games begin...

Sounds like a cool concept, though a bit like Murphy’s past adventure in 28 DAYS LATER. Will there zombies? Please let it be more original than that.

The project is from first time writer/director Carl Tibbetts, and is being produced by David Frost, the actual David Frost from FROST/NIXON fame. Sony has picked up UK rights, and the last time they did that for a film it was MOON. So maybe this can be another Oscar worthy film that they’ll totally forget to promote at all!

Extra Tidbit: I'd almost suggest him for the Riddler in BATMAN 3, but oh, wait.
Source: Deadline

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1:25PM on 07/28/2010
I'll see anything with Cillian Murphy in it. The man is frantically talented. Whatever that means.
I'll see anything with Cillian Murphy in it. The man is frantically talented. Whatever that means.
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1:39PM on 07/28/2010
Am I the only one who thought this guy owned every other performance in "Inception"?

And now that I think about it, who also owned every other performance in "Batman Begins"?

This guy killed it in "Inception", I'm up for anything he does next.
Am I the only one who thought this guy owned every other performance in "Inception"?

And now that I think about it, who also owned every other performance in "Batman Begins"?

This guy killed it in "Inception", I'm up for anything he does next.
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2:06PM on 07/28/2010
I'm up for it. I had no idea he was in Inception and I was suprised how big his role was. He was superb!
I'm up for it. I had no idea he was in Inception and I was suprised how big his role was. He was superb!
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2:08PM on 07/28/2010
Guy's a great actor. He's been great in everything I have seen him in. I love plots like these and think this has potential to be really good. He did really great in Batman Begins and kicked ass in Inception.
Guy's a great actor. He's been great in everything I have seen him in. I love plots like these and think this has potential to be really good. He did really great in Batman Begins and kicked ass in Inception.
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2:10PM on 07/28/2010

Extra Tidbit

He would have made a good Riddler, but for obvious reasons can't. In my opinion, the best choices for Nolan to cast would be Michael C. Hall, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hugh Laurie, or Guy Pearce.
He would have made a good Riddler, but for obvious reasons can't. In my opinion, the best choices for Nolan to cast would be Michael C. Hall, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hugh Laurie, or Guy Pearce.
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2:14PM on 07/28/2010

Woooo boy

All you have to do is mention his name, and I'm on board. And, I agree with the consensus that he owned his respective roles in Inception and Batman Begins. He was equally as great in Sunshine and 28 Days Later, as well. I had to fan myself off when I saw this article, not to mention, I almost had to change my panties when I saw the pic! Thanks for making my day, Paul!!
All you have to do is mention his name, and I'm on board. And, I agree with the consensus that he owned his respective roles in Inception and Batman Begins. He was equally as great in Sunshine and 28 Days Later, as well. I had to fan myself off when I saw this article, not to mention, I almost had to change my panties when I saw the pic! Thanks for making my day, Paul!!
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2:51PM on 07/28/2010

STILL ...

... Scarecrow should return in Batman 3, at least for a little cameo ...
... Scarecrow should return in Batman 3, at least for a little cameo ...
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2:58PM on 07/28/2010
They just need to hurry up and make it... so I can watch it.
They just need to hurry up and make it... so I can watch it.
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3:50PM on 07/28/2010

Riddler

Joseph Gordon-Levitt. If Inception was in any way his audition for Batman 3, he killed it. I'll watch this guys next flick whatever it is.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt. If Inception was in any way his audition for Batman 3, he killed it. I'll watch this guys next flick whatever it is.
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7:11PM on 07/28/2010
I'll watch Cillian in anything I loves him muchly.
I'll watch Cillian in anything I loves him muchly.
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9:16PM on 07/28/2010

With all the CM fans below

The guy can act. Been a fan since 28 days later...
The guy can act. Been a fan since 28 days later...
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8:08AM on 07/29/2010

Cillian Murphy is fantastic

even enjoyed his work in Red Eye. He's too talented an actor to retread his previous work I imagine this won't be similar to 28 Days Later.
even enjoyed his work in Red Eye. He's too talented an actor to retread his previous work I imagine this won't be similar to 28 Days Later.
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