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A couple of weeks ago, the first inklings of Christopher Nolan's next directing project hit the web. Of course, 'The Dark Knight Rises' helmer served as a producer on Zack Snyder's upcoming 'Man of Steel,' but even after the first news broke, the specific details of his then-to-follow sci-fi flick 'Interstellar' were still shrouded in mystery. All we knew for certain is that the film will star Matthew McConaughey and was originally set up by Steven Spielberg in 2006, with Jonathan Nolan writing the script. When Spielberg exited 'Interstellar,' Christopher Nolan became the ideal replacement. The film, which will be a Warner Brothers/Paramount co-production, evidently has something to do with worm holes as they can be utilized for time travel and voyages to the furthest reaches of our understanding. Now it appears that Anne Hathaway is nearing a deal to star opposite McConaughey. Once again, the specifics of her role are being closely guarded.
Wow, just when I thought it wasn't possible for me to be more excited about 'Interstellar,' the bring Anne Hathaway aboard. I know right off the bat, no pun intended, the discussion surrounding this project is going to revolve around the fanboy label. However, even if you take all the Batman movies out of the equation, Christopher Nolan is still an objectively great filmmaker and the last time he dabbled in big idea sci-fi, we got 'Inception.' So yeah, I am on board for this project. Snapping up McConaughey at the crest of his marvelous resurgence is a wise move, and I can't wait to see what type of performance Nolan is able to pull from him. The Anne Hathaway situation makes a great deal of sense. I mean obviously she's a terrific actress, and unequivocally deserved the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress that she took home back in February. However, what makes her casting a bit more predictable is her turn as Catwoman in 'The Dark Knight Rises.' It seems to be the trend that once Nolan works with you once, you will be called upon again and soon thereafter. Just look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Tom Hardy, or Cillian Murphy, and that is only a fraction of the list of repeat collaborators. In fact, I wouldn't at all be surprised to hear about more cast members from 'Memento,' The Dark Knight trilogy, and/or 'Inception' being signed to 'Interstellar.'
What do you guys think? Are you interested in this project? Do you think Anne Hathaway's casting was more motivated by her acclaim or her working relationship with Nolan?