It seems as though Joseph Kosinski’s upcoming sci-fi film project has lost its title, but gained two leading ladies.
The movie formerly known as “Oblivion” and “Horizons” has cast Olga Kurylenko and Andrea Riseborough as its female leads, according to Variety. They’ll star opposite Tom Cruise in the futuristic flick. This announcement comes after a long casting process that seemingly every actress in Hollywood auditioned for. Jessica Chastain even landed one of the female leads back in September, but she had to move on because she signed on to Kathryn Bigalow’s untitled Osama bin Laden flick.
Kurylenko is best known for playing a Bond girl in “Quantum of Solace,” but she also will be seen on Starz’s upcoming series “Magic City” and recently wrapped Terrence Malick’s upcoming untitled film. Riseborough stars in Madonna’s new movie “W.E.,” and her new movie “Shadow Dancer” premieres at Sundance next week.
Production is excited to start soon on Kosinski’s film. The script was originally written by William Monahan and Karl Gajdusek, but is being rewritten by Michael Arndt.
The synopsis of the movie reads as follows: “In a future where the Earth’s surface has been irradiated beyond recognition, the remnants of humanity live above the clouds, safe from the brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins. But when surface drone repairman Jak discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows.”
Riseborough will play the woman in the pod, while Kurylenko will play another female lead.
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