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Now that The Dark Knight trilogy is done, director Christopher Nolan is returning to grand-scale science-fiction, much like his 2010 opus 'Inception.' He is currently working on 'Interstellar,' which will be a co-production between Paramount and Warner Brothers. Most of the details surrounding the plot are being kept under wraps, but we do know that 'Interstellar' will center on the concept of wormholes and time travel. So far, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway have signed on to star. Now it looks as though Jessica Chastain ('Zero Dark Thirty') is in talks to join the cast as well. No specifics have been revealed pertaining to her potential character, other than the fact that it is the third lead. Chastain is coming off an Oscar nomination for her turn in 'Zero Dark Thirty.' 'Interstellar' is currently slated for release on November 7th, 2014.
One of the things I really like about Christopher Nolan is how effectively he casts his movies. It may have something to do with the fact that he's been involved in the writing process on most of his films, but his understanding of the characters is so formidable that he always seems to know exactly who should inhabit each role on screen. I also like that he tends to split his headlining cast right down the middle in terms of those he's worked with before and those he has not. Considering the order of casting so far here has gone McConaughey, Hathaway, Chastain, my guess is that the next announcement will be either Michael Caine or Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Of course, this process has been complicated by Nolan's long-time cinematographer Wally Pfister making his directorial debut with 'Transcendence,' and snagging Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy in the process. It may end up being the cinematic equivalent of a fantasy sports draft by the time all is said and done. As to Chastain, she's an absolutely, well, stellar performer and this is outstanding news for this film. It really doesn't even matter what role she plays. With her talent, and with Nolan directing, I anticipate another feather in Chastain's already impressive cap.
What do you guys think? Are you happy Chastain may join 'Interstellar?' Who else among Nolan's regulars do you think might end up in this film?