These days a Christopher Nolan movie is a pretty big deal, so you can bet we’ve been paying close attention to his upcoming foray into science fiction, Interstellar. Everyone’s favorite shirtless bongo enthusiast, Matthew McConaughey, has already signed on to take the lead, and now it looks like previous Nolan co-conspirator Anne Hathaway will be the next to join the fun.
Deadline reports that Hathaway is close to finalizing a deal that will reunite her with her Dark Knight Rises director. Nolan is fond of working with the same actors multiple times, and Hathaway was great as Catwoman/Selina Kyle, so this seems like a logical setup. The Les Misérables star was previously attached to Robopocalypse for Steven Spielberg, but that project is in an indefinite holding pattern.
Little is known about the plot of Interstellar other than the fact that it involves time travel. The film was conceived in 2006, when Spielberg became taken with physicist Kip S. Thorne’s theory about the existence of wormholes, and the possibility that they could be used to travel through time. Nolan’s brother, Jonathan, was tasked with writing the original script, and when Spielberg moved on from the film, the Inception director was a natural choice to take over. The siblings have teamed up for everything from Memento and The Prestige to the two most recent Batman films.
According the report, “The ambition is a film that will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding.” That’s a rather lofty aim, but Nolan isn’t exactly known for putting together simple, easy films. The man has ambition.
Interstellar will arrive in IMAX on November 7, 2014.