That was fast! Last week it was rumored that Christopher Nolan had offered the lead role of his new sci-fi film ‘Interstellar’ to Matthew McConaughey and now the actor himself has confirmed that he has accepted the part.
In an interview with Star Tribune, the actor was asked about the offer to which he only replied, “I’m confirming.” Beyond that, McConaughey supplied no other details about his role which is not surprising since Nolan is the director of the project who is as secretive about his work as J.J. Abrams.
‘Interstellar’ is just one of the many roles that McConaughey has taken recently to try and stray away from the rom-com leading man image he’s amassed starring in films such as ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,’ ‘Failure to Launch’, ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’ and ‘The Wedding Planner’. Lately, his film choices have been very eclectic ranging from a sleazy D.A. in ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ to a strung out strip club owner in ‘Magic Mike’ to just recently playing the role of Ron Woodroff who was a “drug taking, women loving, homophobic man who was diagnosed with full blown AIDS and given 30 days to live” in the upcoming film ‘Dallas Buyers Club’.
Not much is known about ‘Interstellar’ except that the screenplay was written by Nolan’s younger brother Jonathan and the older sibling has spent the last few weeks reworking the script to add some of his own personal touches and ideas. When Spielberg was attached to the film, the project was said to be based on astrophysicist’s Kip Thorne’s theories about time travel via the use of wormholes. We do know that the film will deal with a group of explorers who travel through time via a wormhole. Other than that, we can only speculate. Fans are anxious to learn more about the film already making comparisons to his other alternate reality film, ‘Inception’.
Hopefully when filming begins this summer, more information will be released. Until then, we’ll just have to wait until November 7, 2014 to see the finished product!