Michael Caine has revealed that Christopher Nolan is working on a new movie script – but he won’t tell him what it is.
“He’s got a new movie,” the veteran actor told The Hollywood Reporter, while speaking at an event at the Loyola Marymount University School of Film & TV.
“I had dinner with him last night… and he’s all secretive, and he never told me a thing. I don’t know [if there’s a role]. He won’t tell me.”
The 82-year-old has appeared in six movies with Nolan, since ‘Batman Begins’. And he’s got a great story about that.
“We [Caine and his wife Shakira] were at our country place, and he had a country place near us; I didn’t know. But one Sunday morning, he knocked at the door, and there was this man standing there, with a script in his hand.
“And he said, 'My name’s Chris Nolan. I’ve got a script I want you to do.’ I said, 'What’s it called?’ He said, 'Batman Begins’.
“And I thought to myself, 'You’re going to be the bloody butler. I know it.’ So I said, 'What am I going to play, Chris?’ He said, 'The butler.’ And of course I read it and the butler is a foster father of Batman.”
Of course Caine asked if he could leave the script with him to read at his leisure, but Nolan refused.
“He said, 'No. I want you to read it while I’m still here.’ And that’s the first thing I found out about Chris: he is the most secretive person on earth. I know him so well - I had dinner sitting next to him, last night, for three hours. And I know nothing about his next project.”
Caine, who is currently starring in ‘Youth’ with Harvey Keitel, added that it was meeting Nolan that gave his career a late boost.
“[It marked] an incredible change in my life,” he said. “I got to a stage where I was getting older, and I didn’t care whether I worked. I’m not there sitting waiting for work, worried about whether I’m going to be a star or not.”
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