Michael Caine has signed on to star in Interstellar for director Christopher Nolan. The project marks their sixth collaboration together, following Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception, and last year's The Dark Knight Rises.
No details were given regarding Michael Caine's character, but he joins a cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and yesterday's addition, Jessica Chastain. The story centers on a voyage into outer space that tests the boundaries of science and technology. The plot is said to be based on the scientific theories of Kip S. Thorne, who believes that wormholes actually exist, and can be used for time travel.
Christopher Nolan is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother, Jonathan Nolan. The director is also producing alongside Emma Thomas and Lynda Obst. No production schedule was given.
Michael Caine can next be seen in the action-thriller Now You See Me, opening in theaters May 31.