Matthew McConaughey Confirmed For The Lead In Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’


Interstellar is the next project from acclaimed Dark Knight Rises director Chris Nolan, and I know enough to start getting psyched now. Last week we started hearing casting news, and Matthew McConaughey was rumored to be a frontrunner for the lead role. For those of us who’ve been following his IMDB page, McConaughey is no longer the pretty boy rom-com actor he once might have been, as he’s been getting involved with some very serious projects. And now it’s official– he will be taking the lead in Chris Nolan’s new flick! Get psyched! And click inside for more.

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Last week, we reported that Matthew McConaughey was circling Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming sci-fi film, Interstellar. Nothing is known about the film other than it’s “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.” Today, the Star Tribune (via CHUD) reports that McConaughey told them, “I’m confirming.” He wouldn’t say anything beyond that, and I’m sure all of the actors who sign on will have the super-strict NDAs that come with joining a Nolan project.

McConaughey has entered a new phase in his career where he’s taking challenging and interesting roles, and I’m excited to see what he’ll bring to the project. The actor is currently filming the HBO anthology drama series True Detective with Woody Harrelson, and recently wrapped shooting on the AIDS drama, The Dallas Buyers Club. He’ll next be seen in theaters turning in another great performance in Jeff Nichols‘ Mud. Interstellar opens on November 7, 2014. Filming is set to begin this summer.

There is so much hush-hush surrounding this project, I lit’rally feel like I have no idea what the movie is about, lol! ‘A heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding’? Ummm, okay! I’m in! And now that McConaughey is confirmed for the lead I’m really curious to know who else is gonna be on board. Hopefully we’ll get some more casting news soon, along with some plot details. Gonna need that Marion Cotillard confirmation stat.