McConaughey Would Make Interstellar Sequel

Matthew McConaughey says he has not ruled out making a sequel to his new film Interstellar.

Speaking to Sky News, the Oscar-winning star said: "It's possible, I'd have to go through the due diligence I always do - script, director etc but it's possible."

The film had widely expected to be a standalone release from director Christopher Nolan, but McConaughey believes there is scope to take the story on.

"I've tried to do a franchise before - Sahara was meant to be one but we didn't make the number we needed to make to do that - so this could be the one, we'll see."

The highly anticipated Interstellar is set in the near future where an agricultural crisis has devastated Earth and McConaughey's character heads into space in a desperate mission to save humankind from extinction.

McConaughey, who has admitted crying while watching the film for the first time, said it is the most exciting project he has ever been a part of.

"I don't need to come out and sell this film. There's a huge anticipation for it, I've seen it and the goods are there," he said.

"Press tours are harder when you've got to find reasons to say why you enjoyed it. This one I'm not at a loss for words: four-minute slots are easy, 40-minute slots are easy, four-hour slots are easy."

The film boasts a stellar cast including Jessica Chastain, Sir Michael Caine and Anne Hathaway.

Hathaway, who also worked with Nolan on The Dark Knight Rises, told Sky News she would do any movie the director asked her to.

"He's the best that humanity can be, he's so intelligent, he dreams big and put himself on the line creating the things he wants to see exist," she said.

"On top of that he's a husband and a father and he's great at those two things too."

Interstellar is in cinemas now.

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