Jessica Chastain Joins Nolan's 'Interstellar', 'Zookeeper's Wife'
After finding huge acclaim in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, Jessica Chastain is moving on to another gun-loving director for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. She's joining Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in the film, which, like most Nolan projects, is being kept secret and would probably be pretty hard to describe in detail anyway. That latter point may prove even more true for this latest venture, which is based on the theoretical physics of Kip Thorne. The script comes from Nolan's frequent-collaborator brother Jonah, and is said to involve "a heroic interstellar voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding," grappling with ideas of time travel, worm holes, and parallel universes where scientists have the good looks and hot bodies of Jessica Chastain, Matthew McConaughey, and Anne Hathaway instead of looking anything like Kip Thorne.
THR reports Chastain will also star in The Zookeeper's Wife, Nick Caro's adaptation of Diane Ackerman's World War II novel. Based on the heroic true story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, the film will show how the couple smuggled Jews through the Warsaw Zoo during the Nazi invasion. The part of Jan isn't yet cast, but yes, everyone is thinking Kevin James.