Christopher Nolan Begins Shooting 'Interstellar' in Alberta, Canada

This sci-fi thriller follows a group of explorers into a wormhole to shorten the length of space travel, starring Matthew McConaughey.

Christopher Nolan's Interstellar begins production
Christopher Nolan's Interstellar begins production
Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that principal photography on Interstellar is officially underway in Alberta, Canada. The film will be released in IMAX and 35mm theaters on November 7, 2014. Paramount Pictures will distribute domestically, Warner Bros. Pictures internationally.

Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy), the production will travel the globe and utilize a mixture of 35mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography to bring to the screen a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan, originally developed for Paramount Pictures and producer Lynda Obst. The new script chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Interstellar features a prestigious cast that includes Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike, Mud), Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables, The Dark Knight Rises), Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Tree of Life), Bill Irwin (Rachel Getting Married, TV's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) Academy Award nominee John Lithgow (Terms of Endearment, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) Academy Award nominee Casey Affleck (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Gone Baby Gone), David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2) Timothée Chalamet (TV's Timothée Chalamet), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3), David Oyelowo (Jack Reacher, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (The Last Picture Show, The Exorcist), and Academy Award winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, The Dark Knight Trilogy).

The film is being produced by Academy Award nominee Emma Thomas (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Lynda Obst (How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days, The Siege). Renowned theoretical physicist Kip Thorne is consulting on the film as well as serving as executive producer, along with Jake Myers (Jack Reacher, Red, Red 2) and Jordan Goldberg (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy).

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Fighter), Academy Award-nominated production designer Nathan Crowley (The Dark Knight Trilogy), Academy Award-nominated costume designer Mary Zophres (Gangster Squad, True Grit) Academy Award-nominated editor Lee Smith (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Elysium), Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer (The Lion King, The Dark Knight Trilogy), and Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy).

Interstellar was released November 7th, 2014 and stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.



Sources: Paramount Pictures

Share this story yet?

38 9 1 0 2

RELATED STORIES

BEST OF THE WEB

Comments (13)

  1. Josh

    I can't wait to see it!

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  2. CoreyB

    @writer220 bad actress wow thats tough haha she has been nominated for a couple of oscars not to mention she just snagged one last yr. Its ur opinion just saying I think shes pretty talented.

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  3. Writer220

    @CoreyB personally I hate her as a human being and she's a bad actress.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  4. CoreyB

    @writer220 Anne is legit man and shes a smokkke ur crazeddd

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  5. Writer220

    I want to see this but Ann is in it and I despise her.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  6. jasdjqs

    He is one of those directors in my book i will go see a movie without a trailer.

    1 year agoby @jasdjqsFlag

  7. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    The only thing I don't like on this new film project so far is some of the actors that were chosen. I mean, seriously? Topher Grace!?! Unless if Nolan TRULY makes sure that he acts very good in the movie, then I'm down.

    1 year agoby @redcameramanFlag

  8. the Narrator

    Nolan's first film in nearly a decade in which he hasn't corroborated with cinematographer Wally Pfister. I was worried until I recognized Hoyte van Hoytema. Now I'm more excited than ever to see the aesthetic eyegasm this film is bound to be.

    1 year agoby @narratorFlag

  9. David garcia

    Nolan's beard looks epic.

    1 year agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag

  10. LazerDude

    holly crap I'm from alberta! I got to find out where he is shooting this movie!!!

    1 year agoby @lazerdudeFlag

  11. ObiWanShinobi

    This is gonna be amazing. Mr. Nolan's having it released in Oscar season because he knows this sh*t will win big, there's no doubt about it.

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  12. CoreyB

    So excited to see Nolan's next project. One of the best filmakers of our time imo.

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag