What’s a gal to do after starring in one of the 2012’s most celebrated films? If you answered “Join the cast of an already-stacked Christopher Nolan film, Interstellar, as one of its three leads,” then you might just be Jessica Chastain.
According to a report from Deadline, America’s fourth-favorite ginger is reportedly in talks to join the Nolan-helmed time travel film. Chastain in space! And alongside the likes of Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey? Well slap on some moon boots and call me Sally, because this film sounds epic.
The film was originally set up in 2006 by Steven Spielberg, following what I personally like to imagine were many late nights Googling and Wikiapedia-ing Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne. Why Thorne? Well, because he has this crazy scientific theory that wormholes exist and could be made suitable for time travel, which both excites and terrifies. After Spielberg left the project (for reasons unknown — possible brain explosion?), Nolan jumped in. Which actually makes a lot of sense considering Spielberg had previously tapped Noan’s brother, Jonah Nolan, to pen the script.
The duo are no strangers to collaboration — Jonah was responsible for writing the short story that later became Memento. The two also worked together on The Prestige, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. Christopher Nolan and his brother will now team up to reengineer the script Jonah wrote, adding an original idea Christopher had into the mix. It certainly sounds like an epic voyage through time and space are within our reach — at least on the big screen. No word if the Nolan brothers are getting any advice from Time Lords on the matter.
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