John Lithgow has signed on to star in Interstellar for director Christopher Nolan. As is the case for every Interstellar casting story, no character details were given.

Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Casey Affleck, and Mackenzie Foy are confirmed to star in this sci-fi thriller, which is reportedly based on physicist Kip S. Thorne's theory that wormholes actually exist and can be used for time travel.

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Christopher Nolan is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jonathan Nolan. The director is also producing alongside Emma Thomas and Lynda Obst. It isn't known when production will begin.

John Lithgow most recently starred in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Campaign, and This Is 40.