Christopher Nolan recently agreed to direct his brother Jonathan’s sci-fi script Interstellar. Paramount and Warner Brothers are shooting for a November 2014 release date, so they’ll need to start casting. Nolan has just offered the lead role to Matthew McConaughey. Better luck next time, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy.
Script details are sparse, but we do know Interstellar involves time travel via wormholes.
Interstellar was originally set up in 2006 by Steven Spielberg, when Paramount owned DreamWorks, and after Spielberg became intrigued by Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne and his scientific theory that wormholes exist and can be used for time travel. [Deadline]
So the guy who was shirtless at a Whole Foods and shirtless at a table read could be shirtless in space? Matthew McConaughey is perfect for that. And he’s already demonstrated his dedication to science by designing his own assless chaps for Magic Mike. He could inject some much-needed levity into the “movies about wormholes” niche. We can all just laugh at what a scamp he is when he carves “Matt likes peanut butter” into the kitchen cabinets of a rented star cruiser. He’s such a laaawbreaker.