Matt Damon Joins Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

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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."

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