Matthew McConaughey takes a dangerous star trek to save his people in The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan's new, big budget sci-fi movie Interstellar, marking quite a departure from the roles that made him famous.
The movie is set for release on Friday and will available in Imax. In Interstellar, Earth is becoming unlivable due to environmental changes and the Oscar winner's character, a NASA test pilot, farmer and widower named Cooper, is recruited for an important mission: To lead a team of astronauts, including one played by fellow Academy Award recipient Anne Hathaway, and take an experimental spacecraft out to space to find a new planet to live on. The movie also deals with time travel.
Twilight alum Mackenzie Foy portrays Cooper's daughter, Murphy, at age 10, while Jessica Chastain and Ellen Burstyn play the character when she is an adult. Michael Caine plays a scientist who masterminded the mission, who is also Hathaway's character's father. Christopher had directed the actor in the Dark Knight trilogy. He and his brother Jonathan Nolan co-write the screenplay of Interstellar.