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Wes Bentley Scores New Role In ‘Interstellar’

It looks like things are really looking up for Wes Bentley in a huge way. The actor, who was recently interviewed by The Inquisitr, for his independent film The Time Being, has scored a huge opportunity in one of the most anticipated films.

The Hollywood Reporter has just released news that Bentley has joined the expansive cast for Christopher Nolan’s sci fi drama Interstellar. Bentley is currently still in negotiations, but if all goes well, and we can’t see why it wouldn’t, he’ll join a cast that already includes, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck and Topher Grace.

Although plot details are hard to come by, we do know that Nolan and producer Emma Thomas are bringing a story that is based on scientific theories, many of theoretical physicist, Kip Thorne. Other than that it is said the film will document a group of explorers who travel through a wormhole.

Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros, studios who are usually at odds, are teaming up on the big-budget flick. Along with producers Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas, Lynda Obst. Jordan Golberg is executive producing.

In the past Wes Bentley has had parts in American Beauty, The Hunger Games, and since then has appeared in eight films in 2012 alone. The actor also appears in the upcoming biopic Lovelace, which premiered at Sundance to good reviews.

In addition Bentley is set to be on HBO’s drama Open, which is a series from Glee creator Ryan Murphy about the exploration of “the complex, ever-evolving landscape of sexuality, monogamy and intimacy in relationships.”

In our interview with Bentley, the actor said about his approach to taking on roles:

“I had a wife and a child on the way, and so along the road to recovering my career I had to do things that I didn’t want to do, but it’s what everyone has to do. I shook off that prideful thing, to only do what you want to do. It’s just like any job in life. You never know when that next job is coming.”

Looks like Bentley won’t have to worry about quality work for a while.