Interstellar, the next outing from directorial visionary, Christopher Nolan will be graced by a familiar feline. According to Deadline, recent Oscar winner, Anne Hathaway will return to her The Dark Knight Rises director's fold, prospectively as the female lead of the film.
Hathaway is the second cast member set for this experimental space epic after Matthew McConaughey was confirmed to be on board last week. At the moment, nothing is known about the specifics for either of the roles. However, considering that Hathaway is coming fresh from her Oscar win for Les Misérables, it could be reflective of a post-Oscar palette-cleanse and might not be a conventional "leading lady" type role. The actress' career has certainly hit the highest of peaks and now one would think that this potential role would be redefining after having achieved such a milestone.
The film, which at one point in its genesis in 2006 had Steven Spielberg attached, will reportedly be based on the scientific research of physicist, Kip Thorne which theorizes the use of wormholes for time travel. Once the film started to carry the Nolan name (brothers, Christopher at the helm and Jonathan on the script,) it became the center of a rarely-seen co-production/co-distribution deal between studios, Paramount and Warner Bros. Certainly, with Nolan's mind-bending 2010 dream drama, Inception still fresh in the minds of moviegoers, this film will undoubtedly carry the same stylistic, cerebral, but action-packed tone. -- Also, if the Nolan-esque trends of repertory casting continues, then the phones of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Hardy may be ringing soon enough.
Interstellar launches Catwoman into space with a laid-back male stripper when it hits theaters on November 7, 2014.