One thing about a Chris Nolan film that is consistent is his choice of stars in his films. Much in the same way Tim Burton frequently places Johnny Depp in everyone of his movies. Nolan seems to be stretching his legs quite a bit with Interstellar as far as selecting performers. Newcomers to the Nolan archives include Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, and now Casey Affleck is added to the ever-growing cast.
While promoting his new indie film Ain’t Them Body Saints, Affleck revealed his upcoming projects to Elle Magazine. In the statement, Affleck says, “”I’ve got a movie coming out at Thanksgiving called ‘Out of the Furnace,’ and I’m going to work on a Chris Nolan movie in the fall.” Now he doesn’t say the film is actually Interstellar, but with no other Nolan production on the horizon, one can assume that is the film he is mentioning.
This news excites me for Affleck because he is extremely underused and undervalued in Hollywood. The guy dropped killer performances in Gone Baby Gone and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. I’m extremely eager to see how Nolan utilizes Affleck in the film.
What do you think about Casey Affleck Joining Interstellar?