Matt Damon Joins Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR; Eyes Directorial Debut with A MURDER FORETOLD

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Matt Damon has already amassed an incredible catalog of director collaborations, having worked with Gus Van Sant, Steven Spielberg, Paul Greengrass, Terry Gilliam, Martin Scorsese, the Coen Brothers, Clint Eastwood, Cameron Crowe, and Neill Blomkamp.  Now he’s adding another brilliant filmmaker to the list by way of Christopher Nolan, as The Playlist reports that Damon has joined the ridiculous cast of Nolan’s sci-fi film Interstellar.  The story centers on a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Hit the jump for more, including the nature of Damon’s role and word on when he’ll finally be making his directorial debut.

matt-damon-interstellarThe folks over at The Playlist report that Damon will be playing a minor role in Interstellar, as he’ll only be on set for two weeks in Iceland out of the four month shoot.  The actor joins a cast that now includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Ellen Burstyn, and Michael Caine.  

Additionally, The Playlist also notes that Damon is lining up A Murder Foretold (also referred to as A Foreigner) as his directorial debut.  The actor previously intended to direct Promised Land, but scheduling issues forced him to seek a replacement in Gus Van Sant.  A Murder Foretold has a script by Argo scribe Chris Terrio and is based on a New Yorker article by David Grann.  The fascinating story revolves around the murder of beloved and devoted Guatemalan corporate attorney Rodrigo Rosenberg who played a videotape at his funeral predicting his murder and implicating the President, the President’s wife, and other close aides.  Rosenberg hoped his video would call attention to the epidemic of homicides and the government corruption that allowed such unchecked violence to continue.  However, an investigation by a special prosecutor led to a remarkable twist in the case but also a serious crackdown on violence.

Paramount and Indian Paintbrush are producing the pic, and THR has confirmed that Damon is indeed in talks to take the helm.  Hopefully this one moves forward sooner rather than later.

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  • Lance

    Christopher James Nolan for the win! This movie could wind up being something very special.

    He can straighten out Damon in regards to Batman, too.

    • Griz

      This movie will wind up being the one that finally cures everyone of their idiotic, baseless Nolan Nut Hugger. Enjoy da taste of his salty nads while it lasts!

    • Griz

      This movie will wind up being the one that finally cures everyone of their idiotic, baseless Nolan Nut Hugger. Enjoy da taste of his salty nads while it lasts!

    • Griz

      Also, does anybody know if there is a Chris Nolan impersonator that i can hire to come to my house, gather my family in the living room, drop his pants and start pissing in my open mouth while yelling “ACTION”? I’d really like that, in fact, i’m pretty sure that it’ll be the best birthday ever! I’m willing to pay $300 cash. $350 if he can make it taste like asparagus.

  • Colonel_Neville_Wraithchild

    sounds like damon´s role maybe in the vein of anthony michael hall’s “mike engel” from TDK, which was a small role but important nonetheless.

    • Alex Hajna

      Most-likely, especially considering he was cast after principal photography already started.

    • Alex Hajna

      Most-likely, especially considering he was cast after principal photography already started.

  • ritchie

    cross fingers this is better than TDKR.

    • Shad

      I’m sure it’ll be just as amazing as TDKR! :) I can’t wait.

      • ritchie

        but TDKR was nolan weakest movie i want it to be like MEMENTO

      • Stijn

        The Dark Knight Rises was awesome, dafuq are you talking about.

      • WhereDidYouTrain? ON A FARM?!

        Insomnia is the weakest Nolan film. Just a cop procedural with Nolan mindfucks occasionally tossed in.

        And stop saying TDKR sucked and come up with a new way to troll because it’s getting old.

      • ed

        he didn’t say it sucked, he just doesn’t believe that it measured up to nolans past films. calm down, were all entitled to our opinions.

      • ed

        he didn’t say it sucked, he just doesn’t believe that it measured up to nolans past films. calm down, were all entitled to our opinions.

      • Blank Check

        “The opinion” argument is the weakest argument a person can make.

      • ed

        he didn’t say it sucked, he just doesn’t believe that it measured up to nolans past films. calm down, were all entitled to our opinions.

      • LULZ at Nolanites

        LOL at the blind Nolan Nuthuggers. “You didn’t like TDKR you must be trolling lulz.” No, not everybody is 15 years old and some of us have seen more than 10 movies in our lifetime. Is it trolling to point out plot holes, poorly conceived action, bad film continuity, bad dialogue, bad characterization, ludicrous story lines, manipulative editing to make us think batman died when he didn’t just to please plebeians, etc. etc. Grow up kid. The movie sucked. [Puts on shades] deal with it!

      • WhereDidYouTrain? ON A FARM?!

        88% on Rotten Tomatoes with 88% Audience rating.

        It’s trolling to nitpick excessively, yes. And where the hell are you getting 15 from? You need to grow up and come up with something more original than “Puts on glasses”.

      • Walter White

        He was now saying you trolls need to come up with something more original, and here you are saying it sucks again out of nowhere.

        Kill yourself. Seriously. Kill yourself.

  • loaf

    Its not filming in Iceland its filming in Alberta. Filmed today in Fort Macloed

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Does every actor have to be a director now ?

    • Brenno

      Inb4 MixedRace spams this article with a hundred comments….ah shit, too late

  • GrimReaper07

    Kind of disappointing that Interstellar has such a big cast, but I’m sure it’ll still be really cool.

  • Bloost

    Christopher Nolan and Neil Blomkamp aren’t “brilliant”.

    • pam

      Nolan is brilliant .

      • Bloost

        Fincher is brilliant. PTA is brilliant. Nolan is a mixture of George Lucas (with his terrible screenwriting) and Michael Bay (with his bombastic, I exciting action).

      • Lulz @ Nolan nut huggers

        “bombastic and poorly shot, sloppy, dead on arrival action.” Fixed that for ya ;)

      • Lulz @ Nolan nut huggers

        “bombastic and poorly shot, sloppy, dead on arrival action.” Fixed that for ya ;)

      • Bloost

        Fincher is brilliant. PTA is brilliant. Nolan is a mixture of George Lucas (with his terrible screenwriting) and Michael Bay (with his bombastic, I exciting action).

    • pam

      Nolan is brilliant .

    • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

      True
      Brilliant is Ozu , Kieślowski , jodorowski, orson wells, tarkovski, ousname sembène, Kubrick , jean Claude lauzon, Nichols roeg or even Peter weir

      Anyone but Nolan and blomkamp

      • Bloost

        Don forget Fritz Lang and Jean-Luc Goddard.

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        My favorite silent director : F.W murmau
        My favorite french director : Louis Malle
        But jean luc Godard introduced me to movies

      • Get Real Bro

        “jean luc Godard introduced me to movies”
        - pretensions bullshit? Or most pretentious bullshit ever posted to this website. You decide.

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        Blow me bitch my life changed when I saw à bout de souffle aka breathless

      • Get Real, Kid

        You mad broseph?

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        Naaaahhh

      • Get Real, Kid

        You mad broseph?

      • Strong Enough

        LMAO

      • Get Real Bro

        “jean luc Godard introduced me to movies”
        - pretensions bullshit? Or most pretentious bullshit ever posted to this website. You decide.

  • Strong Enough

    Nolan articles always get the most comments. ha!

    • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

      He’s hot right now
      I can’t wait for his first bomb

      • Strong Enough

        you’re gonna be waiting a long time lmaoo

      • Strong Enough

        you’re gonna be waiting a long time lmaoo

    • Lulz 2 B Had

      It’s because he has, by far, the most deluded and anti-intellectual fanbase of any filmmaker working today and people get sprung taking them down a peg.

      • Strong Enough

        you still mad Man of Steel was a success? lmao!

      • Truth B Told

        57% on RT and barely qualified as a success. Good thing they hedged their bets by pimping Supes like a 2 bit whore to the tune of 100 million in product placement. Honestly, you can’t pretend that having Sears and Ihop be supporting characters in the film was something you enjoyed? I know you’re a blind nut hugger but surely even you have your limits?

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        Wasn’t ihop a character in the movie ?
        I remember ihop bullied superman as a kid and Lois lane had to go interview ihop and superman saved ihop life or something
        I thought product placement was supposed to be subtle or something

      • Strong Enough

        yup you still mad! LMAO!!

      • Lulz I B haven

        @ Mixed
        Yeah, Ihop did indeed bully Supes as a kid.
        Damn strong enough what’s it like to worship a man so blindly that he can do whatever he wishes to you, including shatting on you, and you just give him the thumbs up? I wouldn’t know because I have self-respect but enlighten us please.
        And before you say Nolan didn’t okay the product placement, he executive produced and signed his name to it, all of it’s failings are on his head.

      • Strong Enough

        awwww you know If you’re still hurting about MOS success, I happen to stumble over a “Butthurt” hotline you can call and speak to a representative to deal with the pain. I know it’s hard for Nolan haters out there so stay strong! don’t give up! lmao!

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        What success ???
        Despicable me 2 , monster university and marvel all out grossed it
        That’s bad for one of the most popular character ever

      • Brenno

        $650 million box office isn’t success? Cool story bro

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        If an American icon makes like 70% of its money overseas
        Nope it’s not a success

      • WhereDidYouTrain? ON A FARM?!

        Superman is a world icon these days. Where the hell have you been?

      • Strong Enough

        awww you need that number too? it’s hilarious. lmao! I think this rivals going to the dredd page and fuckin with those fanboys still thinking there is going to be a sequel. i love it!

      • lol @ Strong Enough

        Err… I wouldn’t brag about the middling performance of Man of Steel. It dropped off substantially after the opening weekend. And considering that WB gave it one of the biggest marketing pushes in recent history, it actually did quite poorly. They DESPERATELY needed a hit to justify JL and did their utmost to make it happen, including the above mentioned product placement. I doubt it will work on teh soon to be a disaster Batman Superman pick, but, don’t worry, I’ll be there to lick your salty tears away. ;)

        P.S. Why does so much of your self worth depend on someone else’s accomplishments, who you will never meet and doesn’t care about you at all? It’s creepy.

      • Strong Enough

        hey guess what? ….WE GOT A SEQUEL BITCH! BWAWAWWAWAWAWA! you mad! lmao!

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        More like a crossover

      • Strong Enough

        sing it with me “We got a sequel…bump! We got a sequel bam! we got a sequel BOOM!” come on it’s catchy! lmao!

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        I can tell you’re a brain damaged 10 year old missing a few chromosome
        No need to talk to you anymore

      • Strong Enough

        aww really? I was just going to tell you

        WE GOT A SEQUEL! BWWAWAWAWA!

      • LOL at Strong Enough

        Errr…See what I mean “WE GOT A SEQUEL”. You had nothing to do with it but you act like you directed it. You’re a nobody on the net Nolan wouldn’t piss on to put out a fire. Get over your love of Nolan’s salty nads.

      • Strong Enough

        “hey guess what? i got a secret…..

        WE GOT A SEQUEL! BAM!

      • Strong Enough is a fangirl

        “I like being shat upon by a limey bastard” Strong Enough.
        I don’t care if his movies suck, I love Nolan anyway!- Strong Enough

      • Strong Enough

        you still mad Man of Steel was a success? lmao!

    • Lulz 2 B Had

      It’s because he has, by far, the most deluded and anti-intellectual fanbase of any filmmaker working today and people get sprung taking them down a peg.

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Inception was one of the worst movie I’ve ever seen
    The dark knight rises was the first movie where I almost asked for a refund

    • Being Real

      He’s telling it like it is you all, listen up!

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        Memento was somewhat brilliant
        But that was it
        He’s just an average director
        Danmm inception was bad and pretentious

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Interstellar will bomb
    No way it makes enough profit to satisfy 3 studios

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Who remembers superman punching a laser while everyone was dying in metropolis ?
    Superman Iv was bad but at least superman fought nuclear man on the moon so nobody else won’t get hurt
    Please tell me what heroic things did the man of steel do that didnt involve Lois lane and ihop ?

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Who remember when superman destroyed a satellite and threaten a military official ?
    I mean he sounded like a douchebag in the scene … And he didnt even pay for the satellite !!!

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Why was jor el more alive dead ?

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Lol
    Who remember the cringe worthy dialogue delivered by a young supes ?

    The world is too big mom
    Make it small

    Lol worst dialogue ever

    • Supes Sucked

      How about Costner’s death scene? LOL!

      • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

        I thought that they shot it in a day when they heard of the tornado in Oklahoma
        The scene look so weird
        I swear I could see the green background

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Man of steel was such a disappointment that they have to cancel the sequel and make it a crossover
    Say what you will about the alien and predator franchise, at least they waited after four movies before a crossover

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