Jessica Chastain Courted for Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR

     May 2, 2013


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. 

jessica-chastain-interstellarDeadline 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.

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  • Drake

    This would be more than fantastic!!

  • miguel

    Also would have been a great POISON IVY in the TDK series.

    • Adam

      Never saw it before . . . . but all that red hair . . . . .that face . . . . .yup, i’m sold.

  • Strong Enough

    I know what it is. I see what you’re doing Nolan. 2 females and one male. Matthew’s character Cooper is married to Anne Hathaway’s character but has feelings for Jessica’s character. With alternate dimensions he is going to find out what life is like if he and Jessica were together and how fates eventually tie into our universe and our understanding. smart man

    • Person

      Haha I love how this actually kinda sounds like something Nolan might do

    • DG

      You sir, are not as smart as you think.

    • Alan B

      I have a better idea. How about a love story between Hathaway, Chastain and … wait, just forget about McConaughey.

    • La Puta Houssemann

      lolz clever boy, but nah you’d be making movies

  • James

    Love love love Chastain! Adding her would only benefit the film even more. Loving the cast thus far.

  • JK1193

    Oh gosh, please let this casting happen. Chastain in a Nolan film would be heaven!!!

  • amg907

    I’m in love with this woman beyond words.

    I call dibs.

  • bidi

    i want to get very excited about this. i’m a rabid Nolan fan, and i absolutely love sci fi. i think the casting thus far has been inspired. i also think Jessica Chastain is a fantastic actress, and to see her in a Nolan movie would be amazing. yet here i am, cautiously optimistic about this, because Nolan just plain doesn’t write likable women. if it was just Hathaway and a bunch of dudes, i would say her character could be pretty decent. but now knowing there will be two female leads, i’m sure i’ll hate one of these chicks.

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  • Christina

    That would be so AWESOME! Jessica Chastain is one of my favorite actress working now, and I love Chris Nolan movies. Crossing my fingers!

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