Michael Caine Joins Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

'The Dark Knight Rises' director is directing this sci-fi thriller about a journey into space that pushed the boundaries of science and technology.
Michael Caine joins Christopher Nolan's Interstellar
Michael Caine joins Christopher Nolan's Interstellar
Michael Caine has signed on to star in Interstellar for director Christopher Nolan. The project marks their sixth collaboration together, following Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception, and last year's The Dark Knight Rises.

No details were given regarding Michael Caine's character, but he joins a cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and yesterday's addition, Jessica Chastain. The story centers on a voyage into outer space that tests the boundaries of science and technology. The plot is said to be based on the scientific theories of Kip S. Thorne, who believes that wormholes actually exist, and can be used for time travel.

Christopher Nolan is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother, Jonathan Nolan. The director is also producing alongside Emma Thomas and Lynda Obst. No production schedule was given.

Michael Caine can next be seen in the action-thriller Now You See Me, opening in theaters May 31.

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.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (21)

  1. Nicholaus XX

    @thedude-abides -- I like the QT and Samuel Jackson collaboration; it always works. But, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp? That's a little much.

    11 months agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  2. Shelbysaurus

    Wouldn't be a Nolan film without Mr. Caine.

    11 months agoby @ShelbysaurusFlag

  3. gumperman

    About time this news was announced I say! :) I mean, I had no idea that Caine was involved, but when I read the headline, I was like, "Well, duh, already knew this" kind of thing.

    11 months agoby @gumpermanFlag

  4. thedude-abides

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Couldn't have said it better.

    Though a fine addition to any cast, I'd like to see Nolan change it up a bit rather than always reverting back to using his regulars, but that's a qualm I have with any director, a la QT and Sam Jackson, etc.

    11 months agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  5. slysnide

    I like how secretive this project is. It makes the anticipation all the greater, as it seems with this statement about featuring Kip Thorne's wormhole theories that Nolan is returning to his roots.

    11 months agoby @slysnideFlag

  6. Xenon

    Soon we'll have to call it TDKRIS 'In Space'

    11 months agoby @xenon56Flag

  7. LazerDude

    Michel Cain is for Nolan what Johnny Depp is for Tim Burton

    11 months agoby @lazerdudeFlag

  8. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Damn! Michael Caine really enjoys working with Chris Nolan a lot! :-)

    11 months agoby @redcameramanFlag

  9. ejk1


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  10. Cartman


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  11. Nicholaus XX

    He's probably going to play a typecasted, insignificant role, but whatever. It's a good way to promote a cast.

    11 months agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  12. skywise

    I was wondering when this would be official.

    11 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  13. Superman81

    Good choice! The man is a brilliant actor

    11 months agoby @superman81Flag

  14. The_Crow2k

    I knew this will happen...

    11 months agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  15. the MovieGhost

    The word "Duh" comes to mind.

    11 months agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  16. ChiRep_1

    One of the great actor/director combos. Hope JGL signs on for a role

    11 months agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  17. Replicant

    Michael Caine in space? Sounds good to me!

    11 months agoby @felipe-11Flag

  18. WalterWhite

    Can't wait for this film.The cast is shaping up great.

    11 months agoby @WalterWhiteFlag

  19. Trangalanga10

    Not surprising, but having Caine in a Nolan or any other film is always a treat.

    11 months agoby @Trangalanga10Flag

  20. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Should have seen it coming like an asteroid

    11 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag