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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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Christopher Nolan sure knows how to pick ‘em. Like most of his movies, Interstellar boasts an all-star lineup that combines old Nolan favorites with exciting Nolan newcomers. The Dark Knight RisesMichael Caine and Anne Hathaway represent the former, while Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, and now Casey Affleck are among the latter. The Gone Baby Gone star confirmed his casting in a magazine interview published this month. Hit the jump for details.

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Almost like a kid trading baseball cards, Warner Bros. reportedly swapped Jason Voorhees and Eric Cartman for Christopher Nolan. Nolan’s next film, Interstellar, is set up at Paramount Pictures and will be co-produced by Warner Bros. Some insiders wondered how the rival studios came to an agreement over this massive movie and now, The Hollywood Reporter has the answer. Warner Bros. had to relinquish partial rights they held to a new Friday the 13th sequel, as well as a second South Park movie, to Paramount in order to get a piece of Nolan’s November 2014 sci-fi film.

The one catch is Paramount would have to make those sequels in the next five years or Warners gets their stake back. Read More »

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Briefly: Each time we get the chance to pass along a bit of info about Christopher Nolan‘s next film, Interstellar, it is typically just a name, as the details of the sci-fi script are being kept quiet. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, and Jessica Chastain are in the cast, for example, but we can’t tell you much about any of their characters.

We know that Nolan’s long-time cinematographer Wally Pfister won’t shoot the film, due to his directorial commitment on Transcendence, but that Hoyte Van Hoytema (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) will reportedly shoot instead. Nolan and Van Hoytema will reportedly use IMAX-format cameras for a significant portion of the film — more even than Nolan and Pfister used for The Dark Knight Rises.

Now there’s one more confirmed piece of the puzzle, and as with some of the cast it won’t really come as a surprise. Collider talked to composer Hans Zimmer about his work on Man of Steel, and asked about Interstellar. “I wrote something…and I’m writing that, he replied. “So, yes, we have started.”

Insterstellar, which depicts “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding,” opens on November 7, 2014.

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Briefly: The collaboration between director Christopher Nolan and actor Michael Caine is moving towards its tenth year, the two having first worked together on Batman Begins, shot in 2004 and released in 2005. Caine was in all three of Nolan’s Batman films, and played roles in the director’s “in-between” films The Prestige and Inception.

Now Caine has been confirmed for Interstellar, the sci-fi picture that also features Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, and fellow Batman vet Anne Hathaway. The film was originally scripted by Jonathan Nolan, and depicts “a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding.” Steven Spielberg set the project into motion a few years ago after being inspired by physicist Kip Thorne. Christopher Nolan has been reworking his brother’s script before shooting. Interstellar is set for release on November 7, 2014. [Deadline]

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Briefly: Christopher Nolan has one more actor for his hardcore sci-fi film Interstellar. Matthew McConaughey is the chief cast member of the film that features a wormhole and alternate dimensions, and we knew that he would be joined by Anne Hathaway on ”a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding.”

Now Nolan has picked Jessica Chastain, the actress who has worked with directors such as Terrence Malick, Kathryn Bigelow, John Hillcoat, and who has been one of the brightest “new” talents of the past couple years. There aren’t many actors who have a resume as impressive as what Chastain has built since 2010. Deadline says that Chastain will play the film’s “third lead,” but at this point your guess about the precise nature of the three lead roles is as good as ours.

This is the place where we say that we know very little about Interstellar, other than the fact that it was put into motion by Steven Spielberg, who was interested in the theories of experimental physicist Kip Thorne, and that Jonathan Nolan wrote the first script. After Spielberg moved on and Christopher Nolan signed to direct, the elder Nolan was reported to be reworking his brother’s script to make it a bit more his own.

We can tell you to expect loads of native IMAX footage, and that Interstellar is set for release on November 7, 2014.

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Christopher Nolan‘s career has so far been all but synonymous with that of cinematographer Wally Pfister, as the latter has shot all of Nolan’s features since Memento. (Nolan shot his debut, Following, himself.) Now, with Pfister working on his own directorial debut, Nolan has to look for a new shooter to make his own new film, Interstellar. According to one interview, his choice seems to be The Fighter and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema. Read More »

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