Last week I told you about how Christopher Nolan was courting Matthew McConaughey for his upcoming sci-fi epic, Interstellar. It was said at the time that most actors don’t turn down Chris Nolan these days, and now comes word that McConaughey has responded “Buckle up, sugar, this ain’t my first barbecue.” Of course I’m paraphrasing here.
McConaughey said the much-talked-about deal is done in a phone interview this morning from New Orleans, where he is currently filming the upcoming HBO crime series “True Detective” with Woody Harrelson.
Mother of God, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on the same set? That’s enough chill vibes and shirtlessness to send Willie Nelson’s tour bus to the sun!
Nolan’s projects are notoriously secretive, and McConaughey revealed no details other than to say “I’m confirming” that he had accepted the role.
There’s no other casting news about the project. The script, by Nolan’s brother and regular collaborator Jonathan, is said to involve “time travel and alternate dimensions and sees a group of explorers travel through a wormhole.” [StarTribune]
I hope McConaughey plays the fresh meat, so-let-me-get-this-straight character that all good sci-fi movies need to help explain the plot. “I love goin’ through wormholes, man. See, that’s the thang about wormholes – y’all get thousands of years older, and ah just staaaay the same age, alright alright alright.”
I swear to God, if he gets another Oscar snub for his shirtless, acoustic rendition of “Ladybots of Tampraxus B-004″ I’m going to throw flaming trash cans off the roof of my building.