Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey cast in Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

Christopher Nolan's latest film 'Interstellar' has already confirmed that Matthew McCOnaughey will take the male lead and now it looks like 'The Dark Knight Rises' actress Anne Hathaway will reunite with Nolan as well.

Deadline broke the casting news for both players and are a generally reliable source when it comes to industry news.

With Hathaway's recent Oscar win for 'Les Miserables', both A-listers are at the top of their game. McConaughey's career revival is going from strength to strength with serious turns in 'The Lincoln Lawyer', 'Killer Joe' and 'The Paperboy' all hitting well with critics. Upcoming 'Mud', Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and cancer drama 'Dallas Buyers Club' should seal the deal before he takes on the Nolan sci-fi.

Little is known about 'Interstellar' but it's thought to be a mind-bending sci-fi in a similar vein to Kubrick's '2001' and Nolan's own 'Inception' but will incorporate ideas of time travel.

The film is a co-production between Paramount and Warner and was originally the brainchild of Steven Spielberg who, in 2006, thought a film could be made around the ideas of Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne and his scientific theory that wormholes exist and can be used for time travel.

Spielberg asked Jonah Nolan (Chris' brother and frequent collaborator) to pen the script for him, but Spielberg's dance card has become increasingly full so now Christopher has signed on to merge his brother's script with his own original idea.  This version has been hinted at as "a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest borders of our scientific understanding.”

Expect this one to be one of the biggest films getting produced this year.

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