Christopher Nolan and Michael Caine sure do seem to like working together. The director and the actor first paired up in 2005 when Caine played Alfred Pennyworth in Batman Begins. But not only did veteran character actor reprise that role in both Batman sequels, he also starred in Nolan's in-between movies, The Prestige and Inception. So it's completely without shock that we report the following news.
According to Deadline, Caine has signed on for a role in Nolan's next movie, the sci-fi drama Interstellar. This is the second casting announcement for the film in as many days, as just yesterday we reported that Jessica Chastain is now in talks for one of the film's three lead roles. As previously reported, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are already set for the two others.
Little is known about the film's plot or who any of the actors will play, though the story was inspired by the work of Caltech physicist Kip S. Thorne, who theorized about wormholes being the gateway to time travel. Jonathan Nolan penned the first draft of the script, but Christopher Nolan gave it a rewrite when he signed on as a director, merging the premise with another original idea he was already thinking about. The movie is currently scheduled for release November 7, 2014.
Caine will next be seen as part of the ensemble cast of the magician thriller Now You See Me, and is also attached to star alongside Sir Ben Kingsley, Kate Beckinsale and Jim Sturgess in Brad Anderson's Eliza Graves.
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