June 7, 2013:
Christopher Nolan Recruits 'Rachel Getting Married' Star Bill Irwin
Veteran character actor Bill Irwin is set to reteam with his
"Rachel Getting Married" co-star Anne Hathaway on Christopher
Nolan's "Interstellar," TheWrap has learned.
Paramount, which is co-producing with Warner Bros., had no comment.
"Interstellar" stars Matthew McConaughey, Hathaway, Jessica Chastain
and Nolan favorite Michael Caine, who previously worked with the
director on "Inception," "The Prestige" and the "Dark Knight"
The story centers on a group of explorers who travel through a
wormhole and discover another dimension of space and time. The plot is
reportedly based on the scientific theories of CalTech physicist Kip
Thorne, who believes that wormholes do exist, and can be used for time
travel. Thorne is serving as a scientific consultant and co-exec
producer on the project.
Like the other actors, details of Irwin's role are being kept under
wraps, as Nolan is famously secretive.
Jonah Nolan wrote the original script, which has since been merged
with one of Nolan's original sci-fi ideas. The director is also
producing with Emma Thomas and Lynda Obst, while Jordan Goldberg
will exec produce with Thorne.
Irwin recently starred on TNT's "Monday Mornings" and was last seen on
the big screen in Vera Farmiga's directorial debut "Higher Ground."
His other feature credits include "Across the Universe," "Lady in
the Water," "The Manchurian Candidate" and "How the Grinch Stole
Christmas." His supporting performance as Hathaway's father in
Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married" earned recognition from
the Chicago Film Critics Association.
Interstellar comes to theaters November 7th, 2014.
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