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Now that Christopher Nolan has concluded his Batman saga, he's going back to large-scale science fiction with 'Interstellar.' The film is based on a screenplay by Christopher Nolan's brother Jonah, and though most of the details are being kept under wraps, the plot will center on the exploration of worm holes as a conduit for time travel. So far, the cast assembled for 'Interstellar' has been more than slightly impressive. First aboard was Matthew McConaughey, then came Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain. Now it appears that one of Nolan's most frequent collaborators has signed on as well. Sir Michael Caine has joined the cast of 'Interstellar,' marking the sixth team-up between the actor and director. 'Interstellar' will be a co-production between Paramount and Warner Brothers
When the news broke about Jessica Chastain, I believe my exact words were, "my guess is that the next announcement will be either Michael Caine or Joseph Gordon-Levitt." And here we are. Again, this is just how Nolan operates. His casts are usually evenly balanced between his veterans and those with whom he's worked before. I love Michael Caine, he's been a real presence in blockbuster cinema in recent years, and of course he has appeared in some truly iconic films over the last five decades. My favorite films of his are 'Get Carter' and 'Gambit.' If you haven't seen these movie, and if your entire perception of Caine is based on the last ten years, do yourself a favor and seek these out. You won't be disappointed. I assume Caine will be playing a scientist who has been working on the theory of time travel via worm holes for many years, as that is a pretty classic sci-fi concept.
What do you guys think? Are you excited Michael Caine is coming aboard or do you feel you've seen enough of his collaboration with Nolan over the years?