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Matthew McConaughey May Star in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

NEW YORK - JULY 23:  Actor Matthew McConaughey attends The Cinema Society with Bally & DeLeon screening of LD Entertainment's "Killer Joe" at Tribeca Grand Hotel on July 23, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Word is out that Christopher Nolan has offered the lead of his wild-sounding new sci-fi film to Matthew McConaughey, one of cinema's most recently intriguing fellows. "The character’s name is Cooper and while there is no deal yet, who says no to Nolan?" Deadline writes. "Getting details on a Nolan project is more difficult than getting the line on the Pope selection process, so there's no comment here." Nolan has worked with such a breadth of leading men by now, it's hard telling if this feels surprising or par for the course.

Photo: Larry Busacca/2012 Getty Images