Matt Damon joins the cast of Interstellar. Matt Damon joins Christopher Nolan’s new film in a small undisclosed role. The character, like all other roles in the film, is being kept under wraps, but sources close to the actor tell us he’ll only be shooting on the project for two weeks in Iceland (the entire shoot is scheduled for four months). The film features a team of space travelers going through a wormhole. Nolan combined his idea with an existing script by his brother, Jonathan Nolan, that was originally developed for Paramount Pictures and producer Lynda Obst.
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Warner Bros., who distributed Nolan’s previous films, negotiated with Paramount, traditionally a rival studio, to have a stake in Interstellar. Legendary Pictures, who formerly partnered with Warner Bros., also acquired a stake. The three studios co-financed the film, which is being produced under Nolan’s label Syncopy and Lynda Obst Productions.
Other cast members include: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, and Michael Caine. John Lithgow, Mackenzie Foy, David Oyelowo, and Ellen Burstyn.
Nolan also hired cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema since his previous collaborator Wally Pfister was busy working on his directorial debut.
Celebrated Indian actor Irrfan Khan (“Life Of Pi,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) turned down a role in Nolan’s film. “I was in talks with them for an important role. It had a great compact cast, but I can’t divulge much about that. They expected a huge commitment from my end. I had to stay in the U.S. for four months at a stretch. I tried to work out my schedule and suggested if I could shuttle between India and the U.S. as it wouldn’t have been possible for me to be there for that long,” he told The Times Of India. “I wanted to be here for ‘The Lunchbox’ and ‘D-Day.’ They couldn’t allow that. I don’t have a tendency to regret what I do, but knowing it’s a Christopher Nolan film, I can say that this has been one of the most difficult decisions I’ve made.
Interstellar opens on November 7, 2014.
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