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Matthew McConaughey Offered Lead In Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 28, 2013 at 5:01PM

Yeah, we know, offer stories are kind of the worst in some ways, but considering that Christopher Nolan keeps everything inside a vault inside his own mind (see what we did there?) any morsel regarding his projects is one we'll take a bite of, so here we are. And here you are, too. Onward...
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Matthew McConaughey

Yeah, we know, offer stories are kind of the worst in some ways, but considering that Christopher Nolan keeps everything inside a vault inside his own mind (see what we did there?) any morsel regarding his projects is one we'll take a bite of, so here we are. And here you are, too. Onward...

Deadline reports that according to their intel, Matthew McConaughey has been offered the lead role in Christopher Nolan's upcoming "Interstellar." Well, all right all right all right. The part is for a character named Cooper and that's all the details there are, because that's how Nolan rolls. But what we do know thus far is that the project originated from an old script from his longtime collaborator and brother Jonathan Nolan and it will deal with time travel and alternate dimensions, telling the story of a group of explorers who go through a wormhole. Nolan is using that old script, combining it with an original idea of his own, and giving it a rewrite, so basically it should fry our brain.

If McConaughey signs on (and lord, that would be awesome) it will continue his recent run of work with various auteurs including Steven Soderbergh, William Friedkin, Richard Linklater, Jeff Nichols and more. While it used to be that the actor was best known for taking his shirt off, it now seems that quality helmers are becoming this trademark. And we have no problem with that. So we'll see how this goes. 

"Interstellar" will hit theaters on November 7, 2014. 

This article is related to: Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar, Christopher Nolan


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