It’s starting to seem like Christopher Nolan can’t make a movie without Michael Caine, as after Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception, and The Dark Knight Rises, they’re reteaming for Interstellar.
No details are known regarding Michael Caine’s character, but Nolan usually cast him as a wise old man character, so it wouldn’t be surprising if that’s who he’s playing. Caine joins a cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain.
The movie is about 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 exist and can be used for time travel.
Christopher Nolan is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother, Jonathan Nolan. A late 2014 release is already set.