Matt Damon Cast in ‘Interstellar,’ Starts Practicing His Matthew McConaughey Impression

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We still know next to nothing about Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar. Matthew McConaughey will voyage through a wormhole- that’s about it. But at least we can add one more name to the list of those joining him on his cosmic voyage: Matt Damon. The actor will be joining Nolan’s latest for a small role; one that only necessitates two weeks out of Interstellar‘s four-month shoot. Obviously, it hasn’t yet revealed who Damon will be playing, but presumably he’ll be another space voyager, or an alternate-universe version of McConaughey’s character, or a caveman in some elaborate sequence where the film jumps back to the dawn of time (as people are already comparing this one to 2001: A Space Odyssey).

Hopefully Damon was cast for his McConaughey impression- which can be viewed in all its glory right here.

It’s a great day to be Matt Damon. Not just because of the Interstellar news, but because he’s also signed on for his directorial debut: A Murder Foretold. Damon, who apparently hasn’t learned a single thing from Nolan, has already explained the basic elements of ‘plot’ and ‘characters-‘ the film will tell the true story of a man shot and killed in Guatemala, who left behind a videotape implicating the Guatemalan President (among other big names) in his death. The film is based off a 2008 article in The New Yorker that was written by David Grann. It might not have wormholes warping the sound of McConaughey’s voice, but at least we know what it’s about.

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Adam Bellotto is a freelancer writer from Virginia who moved to California because movies are super neat. His work can also be read at Perihelion Science Fiction and Starpulse, among other places.

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