Casting Net: Matthew McConaughey rumored for next Nolan project; Plus, a 'Vacation' reunion, B.J. Novak in 'Spider-Man 2', more
• Matthew McConaughey may have been offered the lead in Christopher Nolan’s next film, Interstellar. As with any Nolan project, details are being kept tightly under wraps, but this project has been floating around for years. The story is based on the works of theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, who posited, among other things, that wormholes can be used for time travel. Nolan’s brother Jonathan (The Dark Knight, The Prestige) wrote the script, and they’ve already set a release date for November 7, 2014. As for McConaughey, if the reports are accurate, it seems like it would be a no-brainer. [Deadline]
• Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are in early talks to play the Griswolds once more in an upcoming Vacation reboot. In the film, Ed Helms would play Rusty, who is attempting to take his own family on a road trip. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein — the team who wrote Horrible Bosses — penned the script and also plan to direct the project, which also stars Christina Applegate. Chase and D’Angelo’s roles are reportedly small. [Variety]
• According to a Marc Webb tweet, it looks like Office star and scribe B.J. Novak has joined the production of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But the cryptic tweet doesn’t reveal much about exactly what he’s doing in the film. Will he actually be working for Norman Osborne at Oscorp? Is his character there for comic relief? How big will his role be? Thankfully we only have to wait till May 2, 2014 to find out.
• Eddie Cibrian (The Playboy Club) has joined the cast of The Best Man sequel, alongside Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chesnut, and Haroold Perrineau. Set 15 years after the first film, The Best Man Holiday brings the friends together again at Christmastime. [THR]
• Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill) is set to star in an upcoming independent film from commercial director Liz Hinlein. He’ll play a (charismatic) drifter who a documentary filmmaker takes on as her subject. [THR]