Himesh Patel to join cast of Tenet

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 August 2019
Himesh Patel

Himesh Patel

Himesh Patel is set to join the cast of Christopher Nolan's upcoming action thriller film 'Tenet', after wowing audiences as Jack Malik in 'Yesterday'

Himesh Patel is set to join the cast of 'Tenet'.

The 28-year-old actor made his feature film debut starring as Jack Malik in 'Yesterday' earlier this year, and he's now set to take on a whole new genre, as he's landed a role in the upcoming action thriller film, which is being written and directed by Christopher Nolan.

Himesh's casting was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, and he will join famous faces including Robert Pattinson, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, and Clémence Poésy in the flick, which is set to be released in July next year.

Not much is known about 'Tenet', but audiences at select screenings of 'Hobbs & Shaw' this month were treated to a 40-second teaser trailer which focused on John David Washington's character and seemingly teased some sort of time element to the film.

The project has been described as "an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage", and was previously revealed to be shooting in seven different countries.

Robert Pattinson recently said he was "locked in a room" to read the script for the new film before handing it back, and he was "sworn to secrecy" about the upcoming project.

He said: "I got locked in a room to read the script – I don't have it myself, I've been a little wary of doing big movies for years and years, but there's just something about Chris Nolan's stuff. He seems like the only director now who can do what is essentially a very personal, independent movie that has huge scale. I read the script and it's unreal."

As well as writing and directing the movie, Christopher Nolan is also working as a producer alongside his wife Emma Thomas.


  • 4 stars
  • 2020
  • UK / US
  • 2h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Himesh Patel, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh
  • UK release: 26 August 2020

John David Washington is the new Protagonist in Christopher Nolan's original sci-fi action spectacle 'Tenet.' Armed with only one word - Tenet - and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond…