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Jessica Chastain In Talks For Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

Christopher Nolan has a knack for getting top tier talent to appear in his films. Between The Dark Knight Rises and Inception alone you have a list of brilliantly gifted stars like Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe . The director has already found two impressive leads for his next movie, the sci-fi story Interstellar, having already signed both Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey, but now it appears he's managed to snag one of the most in-demand actresses of the moment as well.

Deadline has learned that Jessica Chastain, just recently nominated for her brilliant work in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, is now in talks to play the third lead role in Interstellar. Very little is known about the story and the site gives no information regarding how Chastain will fit into the plot, but what is known is that the film will deal with the science of wormholes and their potential use for time travel, as theorized by Caltech physicist Kip S. Thorne. Jonah Nolan, Christopher's brother, wrote the first draft of the script, though Christopher eventually did a rewrite, deciding to merge the subject with another idea he had.

Chastain was just seen in theaters earlier this year, playing a punk rock bassist in the horror film Mama, and is currently filming an adaptation of the August Strindberg play Miss Julie with Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. On Tuesday she signed on for the adaptation of the best selling novel The Zookeepers Wife, and she is also attached to Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak.

Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.