Nolan Recruits Actress Jessica Chastain for His 'Interstellar' Voyage
Briefly: This project is certainly coming together fast! News has broken on the latest member of the cast of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, his next sci-fi project already scheduled for a November 2014 release. So far, Nolan has cast Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as the first two leads, now he has signed Zero Dark Thirty/The Help Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain. Deadline says that Chastain is in talks to "play the third lead" in the film, which is said to "depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding." Everything about this sounds like it will be the pinnacle of the new era of sci-fi movies we're entering, and the cast so far is starting to indicate that will be the case. Chastain has worked for Terrence Malick and Kathryn Bigelow before, and seems careful about the roles she takes on.
Update: Deadline also reveals that Michael Caine has officially boarded the project. This isn't surprising since Caine has been in all of Nolan's films since Batman Begins in 2005. Plus, last summer Caine revealed that he was already in Nolan's next project. Though at the time he said it was an original idea. Technically, that's still true, though this film isn't so much Nolan's idea as his brother Jonathan's. Still, last summer Caine said, "I've been in everything he's done since he's been in Hollywood. We're each others' good luck charms. I always say to him, 'I'm not your good luck charm, you are mine!'" There you go, he's onboard, too.