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June 7, 2013: Christopher Nolan Recruits 'Rachel Getting Married' Star Bill Irwin for 'Interstellar'

Veteran character actor Bill Irwin is set to reteam with his "Rachel Getting Married" co-star Anne Hathaway on Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," TheWrap has learned. Paramount, which is co-producing with Warner Bros., had no comment. "Interstellar" stars Matthew McConaughey, Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Nolan favorite Michael Caine, who previously worked with the director on "Inception," "The Prestige" and the "Dark Knight" trilogy.

The story centers on a group of explorers who travel through a wormhole and discover another dimension of space and time. The plot is reportedly based on the scientific theories of CalTech physicist Kip Thorne, who believes that wormholes do exist, and can be used for time travel. Thorne is serving as a scientific consultant and co-exec producer on the project.

Like the other actors, details of Irwin's role are being kept under wraps, as Nolan is famously secretive.

Jonah Nolan wrote the original script, which has since been merged with one of Nolan's original sci-fi ideas. The director is also producing with Emma Thomas and Lynda Obst, while Jordan Goldberg will exec produce with Thorne.

Irwin recently starred on TNT's "Monday Mornings" and was last seen on the big screen in Vera Farmiga's directorial debut "Higher Ground." His other feature credits include "Across the Universe," "Lady in the Water," "The Manchurian Candidate" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." His supporting performance as Hathaway's father in Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married" earned recognition from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Interstellar comes to theaters November 7th, 2014.

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