Michael Caine joins cast of Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi film ‘Interstellar’

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

Michael Caine has landed a role in Interstellar, the new sci-fi film from Christopher Nolan.

The veteran actor joins an impressive-looking cast that already includes Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Chastain, Deadline reports. It will be Caine’s sixth collaboration with Nolan, who previously directed him in The Prestige, Inception and his three Batman films.

Interstellar is Christopher Nolan‘s first project as director since last year’s The Dark Knight Rises, the concluding part of his Batman trilogy. The film’s script has been written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan, who also contributed to two of the Batman screenplays and The Prestige.

Plot details are being kept under wraps but Interstellar is said to involve time travel and alternate dimensions as it follows a group of explorers going through a “wormhole”. Its ambitious-sounding premise is apparently based on scientific theories developed by a leading American theoretical physicist called Kip Thorne.

At the moment, it’s not known when Christopher Nolan plans to start shooting Interstellar, but the film has already been given a release date of November 7, 2014.