Director Christopher Nolan is preparing to shoot his new science film Interstellar and more names has been added to his ensemble.
THR says that Mackenzie Foy, who played Bella and Edward’s daughter in the final Twilight movies, has been cast in an unspecified role. TheWrap adds that Homeland actor Timothee Chalamet, who played the Vice President’s son on the Showtime series, has also been cast in an unspecified role, and Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist, Requiem for a Dream) has also joined the cast.
A space adventure about wormhole travel between dimensions, Interstellar is written by Christopher Nolan, based on a previous screenplay by brother Jonathan Nolan. It’s slated for release November 7, 2014.
Variety is reporting that Jessica is in negotiations to co-star with Javier Bardem in “A Most Violent Year.”
J.C. Chandor is directing the pic, with Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb producing.
Plot details are being kept under wraps. Chandor also penned the script.
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Chastain, who is repped by CAA and Mosaic, is currently filming Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar.”
In the midst of the whirlwind Pacific Rim press tour and the prep work he’s doing for “The Strain,” Guillermo del Toro is currently in early pre-production for Crimson Peak for Legendary Pictures. Shooting doesn’t begin until February 2014, but a cast is already in place. Charlie Hunnam, Mia Wasikowska, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Chastain will star.
“‘Crimson Peak’ is a much, much, much smaller movie, completely character-driven,” Del Toro told ShockTillYouDrop.com. “It’s an adult movie, an R-rated movie, pretty adult. Shockingly different from anything I’ve done in the English language. Normally, when I go to do a movie in America for the spectacle and younger audience, for ‘Blade’ or whatever. This movie’s tone is scary and it’s the first time I get to do a movie more akin to what I do in the Spanish movies.”
“The thing I do in those movies is recontextualization, take a movie and then move it into a completely different place,” he added. “Like a Gothic and then move it into the Spanish Civil War ['The Devil's Backbone']. This is a Gothic romance, haunted house, in the north of England.”
And how is the house of Crimson Peak looking? “The house is looking great. We started scouting two months ago and are deep into the design and it looks fabulous. Obviously, I’m going to buy a lot of the props,” Del Toro laughed.