Principle - Christopher Nolan's New Spy Thriller

The creators of the movie "Principle" do not reveal the secrets of the plot, and the release date for the action movie in Russia is set for the summer of 2020, the list of actors is impressive, so fans are waiting for the trailer to appear. Fans of Christopher Nolan and the stars taking part in the film froze in anticipation of an adventure spy action movie, which takes place in 7 different countries.

Rating of expectations (KinoPoisk website) - 99%.


USA, Canada, UK

Genre: drama, action, thriller

Producer: Christopher Nolan

World premiere: July 16, 2020

Release in Russia: July 16, 2020

Actors: Elizabeth Debicki, Robert Pattinson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Kane, Clemence Poesy, John David Washington, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Dimple Kapadia, Alexey Podlesnov

The release of a new spy thriller with a star cast, which will be shot by Christopher Nolan, was announced back in January 2019.


The plot of the picture is connected with international espionage - this is the only fact that the creators did not hide from the audience.

Director and shooting

The cult director Christopher Nolan took up work on the thriller (Prestige, Interstellar, The Beginning).

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The script is also written by Nolan, previously the maestro was the screenwriter of such projects as Batman: The Beginning, The Dark Knight and Dunkirk. The producers of the film will be Emma Thomas (Remember, Insomnia, Batman v Superman: At the Dawn of Justice), Christopher Nolan (Excellence, Man of Steel, Justice League) and Thomas Hayslip (Terminator: May the Savior Come, Donnie Darko, Mission Impossible: Tribe of Outcasts).

Camera work - Hoyte Van Hoytem ("Fighter", "Let Me In", "Spy, Get Out!"). The editor of the picture is Jennifer Lame ("Manchester by the Sea", "Dear Francis", "Reincarnation").

Nolan chose Estonian Tallinn for filming. The director and ideologist of the espionage detective explained that he chose this Baltic city because of the architectural features and unique views of the capital of Estonia.

Filming will start in June 2019 and will last all summer. Ordinary residents of the city will perform as mass gatherings, for which the arrival of Hollywood stars is an event in itself, and filming of such a scale is an opportunity to show their country in a favorable light and increase the flow of tourists.

Christopher Nolan also said that a number of episodes will be filmed in six more countries, but in which specifically he did not specify. According to rumors, among the filming locations are Mumbai in India, as well as the Italian city of Ravello.

Actors and roles

The list of main roles is as follows:

  • Elizabeth Debicki (The Night Administrator, The Great Gatsby, Guardians of the Galaxy);
  • Robert Pattinson ("Water to the Elephants!", "Remember Me," "Bad Mother's Diary");
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson ("Tom and Thomas", "Become John Lennon", "Kick");
  • Kenneth Branagh ("Murder on the Orient Express," "Macbeth," the series "William of ours, Shakespeare");
  • Michael Kane (Otpostnye scammers, Game through, the series Jack the Ripper);
  • Clemence Poesy ("Lullaby for Pi", "Get to the bottom in Bruges", "127 hours");
  • John David Washington (“The Book of Eli”, “The Old Man with a Gun”, “Football Players”);
  • Yuri Kolokolnikov ("The Drunken Firm", "Hero of Our Time", "The Seventh Fleece");
  • Dimple Kapadia ("Cocktail", "Bobby", "Loving Hearts");
  • Alexey Podlesnov ("Green Cats", the series "Office Revenge").

Interesting Facts

The following points may interest future viewers:

  • Christopher Nolan already had joint projects with cameraman Hoyte van Hoytem - they worked together on Dunkirk.
  • Even Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid reacted to large-scale filming in the country - he believes that the filming process will also attract other venerable filmmakers to create their projects in the country. According to the Estonian Minister of Culture Tõnis Lukas, the participation of citizens in the crowd will be a great experience for them.
  • Robert Pattinson has already starred in conjunction with Clemence Poesy - they crossed paths in the Harry Potter franchise films.
  • Since 2005, Nolan worked in a team with editor Lee Smith, but due to the fact that Smith is busy in the project "1917" by Sam Mendes, the director was forced to replace him with Jennifer Lame.
  • Indian actress Dimple Kapadia for the first time takes part in a Hollywood project.
  • At first, the action movie was called Carousel.

Preparing for the Nolan Principle in Tallinn, Estonia

On July 16, 2020, the release date for the film "Principle" is set in Russia, the trailer will reveal the secrets of the plot and allow you to see Hollywood actors in their new roles.