We learned in January that Christopher Nolan signed on to direct and re-write the sci-fi project, Interstellar, which Steven Spielberg was previously attached to direct and Christopher’s brother Jonathan was responsible for the initial script.
Deadline has word that Matthew McConaughey has allegedly been offered the leading male role.
The film’s plot is still being kept under wraps, beyond the one-sentence description that it will ‘depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding’ and that McConaughey’s potential character is named Cooper.
Additionally, the script is based on scientific theories developed by Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, a gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Caltech.
While McConaughey has been on a fantastic streak as of late he has not worked in the science fiction genre often. Actually, he did play a role in another sci-fi, Robert Zemeckis’ Contact, based on theories from an influential scientist Carl Sagan.
After the mediocre romantic comedies, this past year McConaughey had interesting lead turns in Killer Joe and The Paperboy and he shined with supporting roles in Bernie and the box office success Magic Mike.
Should McConaughey accept the offer for Interstellar, he’d move from HBO anthology drama series ‘True Detective’ into shooting the Nolan film this summer.
Whatever the case, the interest will be incredibly high when Interstellar hits theaters in IMAX on November 7th, 2014.