Anne Hathaway joins "Interstellar"

April 10th, 2013

Anne Hathaway is set to join Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'.

The Oscar-winning actress is nearing a deal to reunite with 'The Dark Knight Rises' director in his forthcoming sci-fi blockbuster, starring alongside Matthew McConaughey, reports Deadline.

The film's plot is being shrouded in secrecy but the adventurous movie has been in development since 2006 when Steven Spielberg devised the project along with Christopher's brother, Jonah Nolan. The esteemed 'Lincoln' director reportedly hired Nolan to write a script for a film based on physicist Kip S. Thorne's theory that wormholes exist and can be used for space travel.

However, Spielberg left the project, allowing the Nolan brothers - who have collaborated on numerous films, including the 'Dark Knight' trilogy, 'The Prestige' and 'Memento' - to come together once again. The new script is thought to be a combination of Spielberg's movie and an original idea from Christopher.

The sci-fi flick - which is a joint production between Paramount and Warner Bros. - is being produced by Nolan, Emma Thomas and Lynda Obst.

Hathaway played the iconic role of Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, in the final installment of Nolan's 'Dark Knight' franchise last year.

The actress earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress earlier this year for her role as Fantine in 'Les Miserables'.