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Matthew McConaughey to star in Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi film 'Interstellar'

It's Nolan's first project as director since 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Matthew McConaughey to star in Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi film 'Interstellar'

Matthew McConaughey has confirmed he will play the lead in Christopher Nolan's next film Interstellar.

Interstellar is Nolan's first project as director since last year's The Dark Knight Rises, the concluding part of his critically-acclaimed and incredibly lucrative Batman trilogy.

The film has a script by his brother Jonathan Nolan, who also contributed to two of the Batman screenplays and the director's 2006 film The Prestige. Exact plot details are under wraps but Interstellar is said to involve time travel and alternate dimensions as it follows a group of explorers going through a wormhole.

McConaughey was first linked to the film last month (March) and has now made his casting official. Asked by the StarTribune if he could confirm his role as Interstellar's made lead, the actor replied with a simple but enigmatic: "I'm confirming."

It's not known when Christopher Nolan plans to start shooting Interstellar, but the film has a scheduled release date of November 7, 2014. In the meantime, McConaughey will be seen in two movies due out this year (2013), Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street and AIDS drama The Dallas Buyer's Club.

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