Matthew McConaughey has proved his talents as one of those magnetic actors that requires your full attention. Yes he has chosen a few duds over the years (Failure to Launch, Surfer Dude, Two For the Money) but when it comes to serious roles, he is a seriously talented actor. Films like Frailty, The Lincoln Lawyer, Killer Joe and A Time to Kill prove that when McConaughey is in the right role, he is untouchable, which makes todays news extremely exciting.
Christopher Nolan has offered the actor the chance to play the lead role in his new film, Interstellar, a dream job for someone like McConaughey, and pretty much a match made in heaven. While there have been no confirmations as to whether McConaughey has accepted, it is doubtful he would turn down the chance to work with Nolan. Besides, Interstellar is already set to be one of the biggest films of 2014, simply because it is a Nolan film.
Personally I would love to see the two work together, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that this actually happens. All we know so far about Interstellar is from a press release from a few weeks back. Here are some snippets from it:
“INTERSTELLAR” will be released beginning November 7, 2014, in theaters and IMAX®.
Directed and written by Academy Award-nominee Nolan (“INCEPTION,” “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”), “INTERSTELLAR” is based on a script by Jonathan Nolan. The film will be produced by Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan of Syncopy Films and Obst of Lynda Obst Productions. Kip Thorne will executive produce. The film will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.
Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures said, “As a filmmaker and storyteller, Chris has continuously entertained the world with his extraordinary and unparalleled talents. I am pleased beyond measure to welcome him to the Paramount Pictures family. Partnering with Chris, Emma, Lynda and Warner Bros. to release this original idea next November is the perfect way to start the Thanksgiving and holiday movie season for audiences around the world.”
Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, said, “Christopher Nolan is truly one of the great auteurs working in film today, and we’re extremely proud of our successful and ongoing collaboration with him and Emma Thomas. We are excited to be teaming with Paramount, and look forward to working with the Nolans, and producer Lynda Obst, on this extraordinary new project.”