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Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”) is in talks with writer/director Christopher Nolan (The Batman Trilogy) and Company to star in the science fiction feature “Interstellar.” If she is cast, Chastain will join Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway on the set as the third lead.

The film is a co-production between Paramount and Warner Bros. and was put into motion by producer Lynda Obst (“Bad Girls,”) who commissioned the original treatment. Steven Spielberg came aboard in 2006, when Paramount owned DreamWorks, and after the filmmaker became intrigued by Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne and his scientific theory that wormholes exist and can be used for time travel. Spielberg set Jonathan Nolan to write the script, which made it easy for Christopher Nolan to come aboard after Spielberg left the project.

Here is a basic logline for the film.

An exploration of physicist Kip Thorne’s theories of gravity fields, wormholes and several hypotheses that Albert Einstein was never able to prove.

“Interstellar” is due in theaters on November 7, 2014.  The film stars Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. Christopher and Jonathan Nolan wrote the screenplay based on a story by physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne. Christopher Nolan directs.

Sources: deadline, IMDb