Matt Damon Joins Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

Matt Damon

While he was busy refuting rumors he'd play Robin to Ben Affleck's Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Matt Damon was also apparently working on a deal to appear in a different high-profile project: Christopher Nolan's Interstellar.

The Playlist has the scoop, which has Damon taking a small role that'll have him heading to Iceland to film for two weeks of the movie's four-month shoot. As the Playlist notes, it's the second minor part Damon's taken in recent memory -- he's also making a brief appearance in Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem.

As it turns out, Damon may be looking for small parts in order to free up time for his upcoming directorial debut: The Foreigner, a thriller based on a New Yorker article by writer David Grann (who excels at coming up with gripping true-story stuff). As the Playlist's report tells it, the film -- currently in development at Paramount -- tells the story of "a man who is gunned down in the escalating violence in Guatemala, and leaves behind a videotape after his death implicating the president, his wife, and other close aides in his killing."

Jeff Giles's Latest Blog Entries:

Marvel clearly isn't in any rush to make a Black Widow movie, and although Scarlett Johansson is presumably on the hook for appearances in any number of the...
It's going to be quite awhile before we really get an honest look at the upcoming Pacific Rim sequel -- that April 2017 release date seems awfully distant on...
We all chortled when Warner Bros. decided it was going to go ahead and make a movie "based on" Lego bricks, but that turned out pretty okay for everyone, so we...
We knew Warner Bros. execs had big things in store for fans of its DC properties, as well as visions of a new franchise for its Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic...
When Robert Downey, Jr. sent film sites around the world into a frenzy last week by intimating -- and then backpedaling very quickly -- the idea that he might...

Interstellar Photo Gallery

More Interstellar News


About Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles's picture

Jeff is an entertainment writer and editor whose work currently appears at a variety of sites, including Rotten Tomatoes, Paste, American Songwriter, Popdose, Dadnabbit, Diffuser, and Ultimate Classic Rock.

RSS Feed   Subscribe to RSS Feed