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Matt Damon won’t play Robin for Zack Snyder, but he will work with the last Batman director, Christopher Nolan. The director’s next film, Interstellar, is shooting now with Matthew McConaughey in the lead role. A new report says that Matt Damon has joined the cast in a small role. The Playlist has the casting info, and says that Damon will only have to commit to the movie for a couple weeks.

The actor has also chosen a new film to direct, and details of that are below.

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How Ben Affleck Was Cast as Batman

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After the stunned reaction to Thursday night’s news of Ben Affleck being cast as the new Batman, everyone was filled with questions. Plenty about the film itself, of course, including Affleck as well as director Zack Snyder‘s take on the character, but the behind the scenes stuff too. Like how did Warner Bros. keep a bombshell like this so quiet? How long did Affleck know, and will he play the character for more than one film?

The race for that story was likely very competitive Friday, and the winner is The Hollywood Reporter. They’ve got the first insider’s take on how Ben Affleck became the new Batman in the Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman. Read More »

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Briefly: Christopher Nolan is currently in Okotoks, in the Canadian province of Alberta, training cameras on Matthew McConaughey. They’re filming Nolan’s 2014 sci-film Interstellar. And, wouldn’t you know it — someone caught the duo on camera. Below, get your first glimpse of filming on the highly anticipated project. Read More »

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Christopher Nolan is back behind the camera. The director of the Dark Knight Trilogy has just begun production on Interstellar, a sci-fi film starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, among others. Set for release in IMAX on November 7, 2014, the film is about “the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.”

That description comes from a new press release acknowledging the start of production, which includes a full cast and crew rundown. Check it out below. Read More »

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Briefly: Christopher Nolan has brought a couple more actors into his already impressive cast for the sci-fi adventure InterstellarDavid Oyelowo (Lincoln, Jack Reacher, The Butler) and David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), who worked together in Red Tails, have taken roles in the new film. The cast also includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Michael Caine, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Bill Irwin and Timothee Chalamet.

This is where I recap the other spare details we know about the film, which depicts “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest borders of our scientific understanding,” and features “explorers [who] travel through a wormhole.” Christopher Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan scripted the current draft. Composer Hans Zimmer and cinematographer Hoyte Van Hotyema are also working on the picture.

Interstellar is scheduled for November 7, 2014. [The Wrap]

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Every time an actor signs on to Christopher Nolan‘s new film Interstellar, we have to write basically the same piece, because we still know very little about the film. There just aren’t many details to give out.

So: Wes Bentley is the latest actor to take a significant role. But in announcing the casting THR says he’s also the last major piece of the puzzle needed to assemble the sci-fi film about time travel, an alternate dimension, and a wormhole in space. Bentley has a “meaty supporting role,” says the trade. He’ll appear alongside such talents as Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck and Topher Grace. Read More »

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Briefly: Add one more to the cast of Christopher Nolan‘s new film, Interstellar. Topher Grace is in talks to join the cast, which also includes Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Bill Irwin, Timothee Chalamet, and Mackenzie Foy. (Grace actually just finished another movie with Burstyn, The Calling.)

Even as we know more and more about the cast, but the core of the film remains shrouded in relative secrecy. All we’ve got is what we’ve known for months, that the film depicts “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest borders of our scientific understanding,” and it features “explorers [who] travel through a wormhole.” Christopher Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan wrote the script, originally commissioned for Steven Spielberg and inspired by the theories of physicist Kip Thorne. Composer Hans Zimmer and cinematographer Hoyte Van Hotyema are also working on the picture.

Interstellar is scheduled for November 7, 2014. [Deadline]

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Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar already includes some of the brightest actors working today, and now it’s added a couple more who could be the hottest young talents of tomorrow. Timothee Chalamet, perhaps best known as Finn Walden on Homeland, and Mackenzie Foy, who recently played Edward and Bella’s daughter in The Twilight Saga and who also appears in The Conjuring, have just boarded the growing cast of the sci-fi movie.

The pair join a cast of Nolan standbys and newcomers including Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, and Bill Irwin. Hit the jump to get the details.

Update #1: Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream) has also been cast, says The Wrap.

Update #2: Hot on the heels of all the other casting news, TheWrap reports that John Lithgow has also boarded the movie.

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