McConaughey to Headline Chris Nolan's Next Mind-Effer

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Matthew McConaughey is having a stellar couple of years. After a decade in rom-com hell, the chiseled actor has resurrected his career with eye-opening (and shirt-opening) turns in acclaimed films like "Bernie," "Killer Joe" and "Magic Mike," leading to award season buzz and prompting fans and Hollywood insiders alike to reconsider just what he's capable of.

So how do you top such a stellar run? Apparently, by becoming "Interstellar."

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the bongo-loving actor has just signed on to headline Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated and highly secretive sci-fi epic "Interstellar."

Of course, just what role McConaughey is going to play is a bit hard to say, because nobody actually knows what the movie is about, who else is in it or pretty much anything about it at all. Supposedly the film involves "time travel and alternate dimensions and sees a group of explorers travel through a wormhole," which does sound pretty awesome, though the tight-lipped Nolan must be furious that even a super-vague half sentence synopsis has leaked out.

For McConaughey, though, working with the director of "The Dark Knight" and "Inception" represents his biggest opportunity yet to reinvent himself as a serious A-list superstar. And you know what they say: If you can make it in Alpha Centauri, you can make it anywhere.