By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist June 21, 2013 at 6:43AM
With his producing gig on "Man On Steel" in theaters and proving to be a great success, Christopher Nolan's attention, as well as executive-producing "Transcendence," which stars Johnny Depp and marks the directorial debut of his DoP Wally Pfister, is now shifting to his next job in the director's chair: "Interstellar."
The filmmaker is returning again to original material for the movie, a hard sci-fi tale penned by his brother Jonathan and a one-time Steven Spielberg project. As ever, he's assembling a hell of a cast. Previous collaborators both recent and old are on board in the shape of Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine, while there's also an injection of new blood, with Matthew McConaughey taking the lead role, Jessica Chastain also on board and theater veteran Bill Irwin ("Rachel Getting Married") in the cast too. Now, one of our favorite actors is preparing for launch too, with the news that Casey Affleck has joined the cast.
In an interview with Elle Magazine (via NolanFans -- thanks to reader James for the tip-off) in support of the BAMcinemaFest screening of "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," Affleck revealed his involvement, saying of his future plans "I've got a movie coming out at Thanksgiving called 'Out Of The Furnace,' and I'm going to work on a Chris Nolan movie in the fall."
While Affleck's no stranger to studio pictures, he's mostly shied away from tentpoles, bar his appearances in Steven Soderbergh's 'Ocean's' movies, but the fact that he's signed on to Nolan's film is another testament to the weight of talent the "Inception" helmer is able to attract, and it's another ace addition of what was already a superb cast. Filming's set to get underway later in the fall, and the movie will hit theaters on November 7th, 2014.