Wes Bentley Rounds Out The Cast Of Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR

The "final vacant slot" in the impressive ensemble cast of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar has been filled, as The Hunger Games' Wes Bentley is negotiating to join The Dark Knight Trilogy writer-director's highly anticipated sci-fi project.

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By Paul Romano - 7/25/2013


With filming expected to begin later this year, the Paramount/Warner Bros. Pictures co-production Interstellar has added yet another name to its, er, stellar cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games, Lovelace) is negotiating for what's being called the final empty spot in the line-up of the Christopher Nolan-directed sci-fi epic. Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow and Topher Grace headline the highly anticipated film. As expected, plot and character details are being kept under wraps; however, sources tell THR that Bentley has a "meaty supporting role."

With a script written by Jonathan Nolan (and later rewritten by Chris to merge his own original idea), Interstellar follows a heroic group of explorers who travel through a wormhole and into another dimension. The ideas are based on the work of physicist Kip Thorne, who's also an executive producer. With filming expected to begin later this year, the movie is slated for a November 7th, 2014 theatrical release and will be shot in IMAX.
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Jollem - 7/25/2013, 1:26 PM
he likes to film bags
Reasonnnn - 7/25/2013, 1:27 PM
STACKED.

Time for Bentley to get his career back on track after being great in American Beauty.
Reasonnnn - 7/25/2013, 1:27 PM
And being horrible in Ghost Rider.
NBAfanaddict - 7/25/2013, 1:28 PM
Sweet. "Devil Beard" is going to be in this.
Jollem - 7/25/2013, 1:29 PM
this sounds like a classic in the making. well...maybe not a classic, but a good'n
Maximus101 - 7/25/2013, 1:32 PM
Beto that pic is hilarious lol
MrCBM56 - 7/25/2013, 1:32 PM
DAMN. This cast rocks. This will be a GREAT movie.

In Nolan we trust.

Nolan NEVER disappoints.

His worst movies ( According to fans TDKR, memento etc),
still kick ass. You can't say that about many directors.

Maximus101 - 7/25/2013, 1:33 PM
As much as the marvelites like to hate Nolan, it doesn't change the fact that this man makes amazing movies and knows how to pick a wicked cast.
MrCBM56 - 7/25/2013, 1:34 PM
And you know this movie will rock because Spielberg was originally the Director.
SnapperCarr - 7/25/2013, 1:34 PM
@Squaremaster that third poster is awesome!
SaxoWolf - 7/25/2013, 1:34 PM
SnapperCarr - 7/25/2013, 1:34 PM
I guess Bentley's career just got saved.
Reasonnnn - 7/25/2013, 1:34 PM
@MrCBM Paul Thomas Anderson, Quentin Tarantino says hello but hell yeah I love me some Nolan.
PaulRom - 7/25/2013, 1:35 PM
I'd be good with him as Batman if he had a deeper voice. Whoever plays the character needs that (which is why I'm not huge on the idea of Ryan Gosling playing him anymore).
Ramiel - 7/25/2013, 1:37 PM
I'm a Marvelite, and I can say that Nolan makes awesome movies - cept for TDKR though.
bluedude - 7/25/2013, 1:43 PM
wes bentlys kinda creepy lookng but hes a good actor
MarvelsDarkKnight - 7/25/2013, 1:44 PM
This movies is going to be amazing so far hope he doesn't drop the ball like he did with TDKR
ShogunNevets - 7/25/2013, 1:53 PM
BATMAN
FilmsFan - 7/25/2013, 1:55 PM
I don't know this guy at all, except loving him in Hunger Games cuz of his beard & cuz he likes underdogs & eventually was order-to-kill-yourself by President!

So happy to see him get his career move ahead; sorry move light years ahead cuz of Nolan!

Lets see who in INTERSTELLAR gets a career bump like JGL got from INCEPTION & TOM HARDY, well he started there & almost stole everything!
& who I this cast is Elen Page; that Nolan wouldn't call again!
GuardianAngel - 7/25/2013, 2:01 PM
@PaulRom That's why I'm for Sam Witwer as Batman
NOLANITE - 7/25/2013, 2:03 PM
Rumors afloat say this is actually the batman vs superman flick covering it up

Just like previous flicks Nolan has done

In conclusion, marvel sucks.

NOLANITE OUT.
Logan5 - 7/25/2013, 2:08 PM
12-13 years ago, Bentley was my choice for Peter Parker before hearing about Tobey.
Bodwulf - 7/25/2013, 2:26 PM
Can't remember. Is this DC or Marvel?
Wingding - 7/25/2013, 2:28 PM
@NOLANITE Wait what?
Jollem - 7/25/2013, 2:37 PM
@Bodwulf - it's Geek
Chloefornication - 7/25/2013, 2:40 PM
The only person in Ghost Rider who was having some fun.
camlabar - 7/25/2013, 2:46 PM
I checked out dark knight rises information every single day...

I AM NOT CHECKING ANY INFO FOR THIS MOVIE other than the cast.
I'd rather be surprised.
camlabar - 7/25/2013, 2:47 PM
when i see the movie
Nubase - 7/25/2013, 2:48 PM
A director who can make other movies then comic book movie

unlike others
exe - 7/25/2013, 2:52 PM
NOLAN NEVER DISAPPOINTS. Indeed.

Nolan hasn't made a bad movie. Fact.
NOLANITE - 7/25/2013, 2:53 PM
Wing Ding its a cover up.
Wingding - 7/25/2013, 3:06 PM
NOLANITE

I highly doubt that, but please elaborate. I'm curious.
sanyaya - 7/25/2013, 3:35 PM
topher grace will play a robot called tars

KidGoku - 7/25/2013, 3:48 PM
Christopher Nolan is my favorite CBM director because he makes amazing films outside of CBMs.
VinceP98 - 7/25/2013, 4:56 PM
I would like to see Bentley play Bruce Wayne/Batman. This casting puts him in the Nolan-verse and only a few degrees of separation from that. Given his past substance issues, he could very well end up being DC/Warner Brothers Robert Downey Jr-style comeback story.
Arrowhead77 - 7/25/2013, 7:41 PM
After checkiing out different picks of Wes on google I think he does have the Bruce Wayne vibe. I think he could be Batman...
Alexandre - 7/25/2013, 8:31 PM
Garrett Hedlund for batman
Moviefanatic14 - 7/25/2013, 11:57 PM
Brandon routh for batman
EarOne - 7/27/2013, 8:36 AM
so..with Bentley finally being in the Nolan's acting mold, does anybody think he can be Christian Bale's replacement..?? ever since the talk of a JLA movie started, i've always thought he's one of the main contenders, for me, as a post-Bale batman. he's just got that 'stare'..the intense stare needed for the part, much like Michael Keaton's.

i think his career's been improving a lot these last few years, so, who knows... Henry Cavill, Wes Bentley and Alexandra Daddario...whatchuguys think..?? Trinity..??

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