Now that he’s bid a proper farewell to the Batman, Christopher Nolan is free to prep his next project … though his next collaborator – on an acting front – might surprise you.
Nolan will direct the science-fiction thriller Interstellar, which will be based on an original screenplay by his brother, Jonathan. Details, as expected, are being kept under wraps, though we have heard that Nolan’s film will deal in different stages with time travel and alternate dimensions. It might even involve wormholes that swallow a group of explorers.
And how we’re learning that the group will be led by Matthew McConaughey.
The Magic Mike star confirmed to the Star Tribune that he is definitely on board for Nolan’s film, which could hit theaters in 2014. McConaughey’s no stranger to sci-fi, exploring wormholes in Robert Zemeckis’ 1997 winner Contact. But he lately has been on a tear of serious fare, testing his acting muscles in pictures like Killer Joe, Bernie and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Obviously, teaming with Nolan is a solid career choice. And when Nolan has collaborated with his brother on non-Batman movies, they have enthralled audiences with movies like Memento, Inception and perhaps his best film, The Prestige.
We’ll continue to track the casting on Interstellar, as McConaughey’s going to need a solid team to go down the wormhole with. Could we see familiar faces from the Nolan ensembles? Entirely new cast members? As long as there’s a place for Michael Caine, we’re good to go.