Nobody knows what Christopher Nolan's latest picture Inception is all about, but the roster of actors on this project ensure some high-energy drama, and you can glimpse it in the first intense set photos.

We know Ken Watanabe is playing the villain, and the film is jam packed with actors who love a good staredown session, such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Marion Cotillard plays Lisa Hastley, the wife of DiCaprio's character Jacob. But what's with the knife she's holding in one of these pics?


The official synopsis is this, "A CEO-type becomes involved in a blackmailing scandal." We believe that Leo is the boss and the scandal involves some sort of brain-mapping, mind-recording science — at least that squares with the vague reports about the film dabbling with "the architecture of the mind."

Check out the full gallery over at Coming Soon.