Reports have Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) in talks to star in Christopher Nolan’s next film, Interstellar. This would make Chastain the third lead after Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike) and Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises) took roles just last month. The details of the sci-fi picture are, of course, being kept under wraps, but the story is based on Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne’s scientific theory that wormholes exist and can be used for time travel. Hit the jump for what else we know about Interstellar.
Deadline reports that Chastain would play the third lead in Interstellar if a deal is made. Character details are zilch at the moment but the pic will feature “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” Nolan recently re-wrote the script from brother Jonathan Nolan and the picture will be co-produced and distributed by both Paramount and Warner Bros. Filming on Interstellar is set to begin this summer.
Though we don’t know a lot by way of plot, we do know some technical behind-the-scenes info on Interstellar. At CinemaCon, Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Entertainment, revealed Nolan will shoot a significant portion of Interstellar with IMAX cameras. With The Dark Knight banking 28 minutes of IMAX footage and The Dark Knight Rises coming in with 78, we’re hoping we can get at least 90 minutes out of Interstellar. Speaking of The Dark Knight trilogy, Nolan’s long-time cinematographer Wally Pfister won’t be working on Interstellar. Rather, that job will go to Hoyte Van Hoytema (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).
Interstellar is due out November 7, 2014 in IMAX.