Matthew McConaughey Offered the Lead in Chris Nolan's 'Interstellar'
by Ethan Anderton
March 28, 2013
After putting the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Guy Pearce and Hugh Jackman in lead roles, director Christopher Nolan is now expanding his collaborative efforts to a new face. Deadline has word that Matthew McConaughey currently has an offer for the lead male role in Interstellar, the film which the filmmaker boarded earlier this year with a script by his brother, The Dark Knight and The Prestige writer Jonathan Nolan. Though there are no plot details divulged, the film will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding and McConaughey would play a guy named Cooper.
The last we heard about this project was that it was based on scientific theories by Caltech astrophysicist Kip Thorne that involved time travel, alternative dimensions and more familiar tropes as a group of explorers travel through a wormhole. This would be a huge role for McConaughey, and considering all the top notch acting he's been turning in over the past few years, it's no surprise that Nolan sees something in him. McConaughey's recent great work includes Magic Mike, Bernie, Killer Joe, Mud, The Lincoln Lawyer and The Paperboy. It wouldn't be the first time McConaughey has dealt with wormholes since he starred in Contact with Jodie Foster, a personal favorite sci-fi film of mine. Stay tuned as more information on this November 2014 release becomes available.