Will Christopher Nolan be heading to space with everyone’s favorite laid-back actor Matthew McConaughey? If Deadline‘s sources are correct, the answer is “most likely.”
Nolan announced in January that his next project will be Interstellar, written by brother Jonathan Nolan years ago at the request of Steven Spielberg, who was engrossed with physicist Kip S. Thorne’s theories on wormhole-based time travel. Having taken over the project, Nolan did his own rewrite and is now ready to start casting in anticipation of the film’s November 2014 release. According to the site’s sources, McConaughey has been offered the part and is mulling over his decision now.
As anyone who followed the development Nolan’s Batman films or Inception can probably guess, details about the Paramount/Warner Bros. co-production are incredibly sparse. At this point, all we know is that it will be a space-based adventure having something to do with wormholes and time travel. Deadline says McConaughey has been offered the role of Cooper in the film, which “will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding.”