Jessica Chastain Circling Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'
Christopher Nolan's sci-fi movie Interstellar is in the process of bringing on Jessica Chastain, Deadline has learned. Her role is not revealed, but she will join a cast that currently includes Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
[Update: Michael Caine has joined the cast in an unknown role as well.]
Not much is known about the movie other than it may center on a group of explorers going through a wormhole and ending up in alternate dimensions or the far reaches of the universe. Nolan has done some work on his brother's screenplay, so the story may have changed since then.
Between 2011 and 2012, Chastain has appeared in a total of 9 movies, including voicing a character in DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, so she's regarded as the Samuel L. Jackson of actresses during that time period. She has three movies scheduled for 2013, but two of those are different cuts of the same movie, so she may be slowing down a bit.
The movie is a co-production between Paramount and Warner Bros., and it is scheduled to out in theaters on November 7, 2014.