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With a prestigious cast that already includes Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, and—because of course it does—Michael Caine, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar has quickly established a pretty phenomenal acting pedigree.  But it seems as if the hotshot director is not done just yet, as another name has been added to the impressive roster.

Casey Affleck is currently on the interview circuit to promote the indie darling Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and, as Nolan Fans (via Cinema Blend) have pointed out, when asked what future roles he has planned, Affleck mentioned that he is “going to work on a Chris Nolan movie in the fall.”

Nothing has been officially released about Affleck’s role, so it’s more or less a total mystery—much like the rest of the film.  All we know is that it will be incredibly expensive (as both Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. had to team up to fund and release the thing), and it will deal with the crew of a ship travel through time and/or into different dimensions via a wormhole, with a plot inspired by physicist Kip Thorne.

Interstellar is set for a November 7, 2014 release date.

What do you think of the Interstellar news?