Christopher Nolan keen on Matthew McConaughey to lead Interstellar?

Christopher Nolan has an eye on a potential leading man for forthcoming sci-fi flick Interstellar , with Matthew McConaughey reportedly in the director’s crosshairs.

According to Deadline , Nolan has offered McConaughey the part of Cooper, the lead character in a property that was initially being handled by Steven Spielberg before Nolan took the reigns earlier this year.

The film is apparently inspired by the scientific theories of Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne, who posited the theory that wormholes exist and can be used for time travel.

Plot details are scarce at this stage, but it is thought the script (penned by Christopher’s brother Jonah) will document a voyage of scientific discovery based around Thorne’s theory.

If Nolan has indeed offered McConaughey the role, we’d be surprised to see him turn it down, given the director’s remarkable hit record. The career renaissance of Hollywood’s most famous abs looks set to go from strength to strength…

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