We reported last week that the actor had been offered the lead role of Cooper, but it wasn't known if he had accepted or entered into negotiations at the time. No details were given for his character. The story will follow a journey into outer space that broadens our understanding of scientific knowledge. Our report from last week also revealed that the project is loosely based on the scientific theories of Kip S. Thorne, who believes that wormholes do actually exist and can be used for time travel.
Christopher Nolan is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother, Jonathan Nolan. Christopher Nolan is also producing with Emma Thomas and Lynda Obst, with Kip S. Thorne serving as an executive producer and consultant. It isn't known when production will begin.
Interstellar comes to theaters 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.