Anne Hathaway Lines Up for Christopher Nolan’s Sci-Fi Film ‘Interstellar’

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Filmmaker Christopher Nolan worked alongside several of the same actors on his last two movies (Inception and The Dark Knight Rises), which includes his “good luck” charm Michael Caine – who’s appeared in every Nolan picture beginning with, uh… Batman Begins – and people such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy and Marion Cotillard.

It’s not surprising to learn that this practice of relying upon a trusted actor troop will continue (to some degree) with Nolan’s latest project Interstellar, but the news that Anne Hathaway is the first returning player to be announced does come as something of an unexpected, but very much welcome, revelation.

Deadline, which is the first to break this story, is reporting that Hathaway is “near a deal” to headline Interstellar alongside Matthew McConaughey, who confirmed his involvement a week ago. There’s no word yet on any other name actors or A-listers who are coming back to play in Nolan’s sandbox again; though, it’s probably a given that Caine will appear in some capacity (not at all a bad thing, mind you).

Interestingly, Hathaway was originally going to follow up her roles as Selina Kyle in Dark Knight Rises and Oscar-winning performance in the Les Misérables cinematic musical with the Robopocalypse adaptation from director Steven Spielberg – who had been lined up to direct from Jonathan Nolan’s Interstellar script back in 2006 – before that project was delayed at Spielberg’s request (for creative purposes), thus freeing up the actress to reunite with Nolan instead. No harm, no foul.

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More importantly, the Interstellar leads are a good mixture of experience and fresh perspective, with regard to how they will collaborate with the same filmmaker who pioneered the modern approach to infusing blockbuster proceedings with a more personal and artistic flavor – which, previously, was reserved for smaller-scale and low-budget auteur undertakings, before Nolan changed the game with his Dark Knight trilogy and Inception success.

Chris Nolan has been revising his brother’s screenplay, so to make it better fit his traditional storytelling method and thematic emphasis. The under-wraps story involves wormholes and pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge, so you can already see the surface connection to the director’s previous work – be it his love for playing around with the concepts of time and space (often through editing), or interest in examining how ambition, drive and obsession can be very dangerous.

Those ideas are directly touched upon and closely examined in the Nolan brothers’ adaptation of The Prestige – and seeing how I’d be willing to argue that is one of the filmmakers’ best works (maybe even my personal favorite), that makes me all the more excited to see them plunge deeper into both shared dramatic elements and sci-fi philosophical implications previously left untouched, with Interstellar.


Look for Interstellar in theaters on November 7th, 2014.

Source: Deadline

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  1. Sounds good to me!

  2. This is already my most anticipated film for 2014. I look forward to the Michael Caine casting announcement.

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  4. What r these things? How do I keep seeing them in comment sections on the Internet. Is this the new way of free advertising? Do u guys delete these screenrant?

  5. Anne <3

  6. I sort of hate directors who use the same actors over and over again, but at least hes not at tim burton level….yet.

    • The difference between Burton and Nolan (at least the way I see it) is that Burton seems to shoehorn his wife and Depp into every movie he makes just for the heck of it. Nolan uses actors he trusts in roles that fit them.

      Although now that you mention it there are a whole lot of similarities between Burton and Nolan. Both got a kickstart to their careers with Batman films unlike anything people had seen before. Both like to reuse the same actors in various films. Both are directors with a distinct artistic flair that are trusted with big budget projects.

      Let’s just hope Inception doesn’t go down as Nolan’s Ed Wood (i.e. a great film followed by a bunch of tripe).

    • The irony of bringing up Burton and Nolan as a comparison. Considering they’ve both worked on the same character

  7. Already pumped. But isn’t it The Prestige, not Batman Begins, that Michael Caine started in?

    • Nope, it was Batman Begins in 2005. The Prestige came out a year later. :-)

  8. Anne Hathaway in another Nolan film?


    Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Marion Cotillard , etc all are up next.

    • shut up.

  9. cast looks great i can see Michael cane joining sometime soon

  10. I can’t say I’m surprised by this news. I was actually hoping for it! I’d love to see him reunite with Guy Pearce.

  11. He’s done a ton of this. Memento: mark Boone junior and…the guy who plays jimmy grantz (can’t remember his name) both of those guys returned for batman begins (corrupt detective and district attorney respectively). And “jimmy grantz” played a cop in Insomnia (the one who got shot in the leg). He uses the same crew too. Wally Pfister, Nathan Crowley, Hans Zimmer and so on. His films are hugely successful because he works with people who understand what he wants and know how to produce. It’s that simple.

  12. I had said, maybe two weeks ago, that she should join because she’s not lined up for anything else major, and voilà, Christopher heard my prayer. Oddly, I had said the exact same thing when he was casting for Selina Kyle. Hmmm…

    • Next time you’re praying to the Nolan gods can you ask that Juno Temple get cast and have a more substantial role in Interstellar than she did in TDKR? They seem to listen to you and they quit returning my calls after I asked if Nolan could read my Inception 2: Dream Harder script.

      • There is your problem Nolan doesn’t own a phone. Gotta send him a letter lol

  13. I hate the term good luck charm. You just like working with the guy. What if you make a movie with a total prick, and that movie ends up making 50 billion dollars at the box office?

    • Good Luck charm is just a term between two good friends I don’t see a problem with it. Michael Caine is a high class well established actor. He probably was just glad he accepted his first offer to be in batman begins.

  14. I like Ms. Hathaway so this is good news IMO but (there’s always a but) writing for woman characters isn’t one of Nolan’s strongest abilities. So I hope this isn’t the case for Interstellar.

    • really? i thought ellen page and carrie anne moss characters were good female roles, maybe you have rachel still fresh in your mind

  15. Eurotrash is eurotrash.

  16. Can’t believe Michael Caine has just joined the cast too… such a surprise 😉