The duo will be joining Matthew McConaughey (trading in leather chaps for a spacesuit), Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, Ellen Burstyn, Timothee Chalamet and John Lithgow in the Sci-Fi film based on the theories of Kip Thorne that centers on a group of space explorers as they enter a wormhole and end up in another dimension. As is the case with everyone in the cast, there’s no word on what roles Oyelowo and Gyasi will take.
Last year Oyelowo starred in Steven Spielberg’s period drama “Lincoln” and alongside Tom Cruise in “Jack Reacher”. Now that the dust has settled on the Warner Bros. vs. Weinstein Co. title dispute, Oyelowo will next be seen in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”. He is repped by WME.
Gyasi was featured in “Red Tails” (which also starred Oyelowo), “The Dark Knight Rises” and the Wachowski Siblings’ “Cloud Atlas” as Autua, Lester Rey and Duophysite. He is repped by Gersh.
Nolan will produce with Lynda Obst and Emma Thomas.