Melissa Leo Joins Tom Cruise And Morgan Freeman In Oblivion
Production may have already gotten started onOblivion, the new sci-fi epic from director Joseph Kosinski, but that doesn't mean that they're done adding to its already stellar cast. The movie already has Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko and Andrea Riseborough on-board, but now they've added another Oscar winner.
Melissa Leo, who took home acting's highest honor last year for her brilliant work in David O. Russell's The Fighter, has been added to the ranks of Oblivion, according to Deadline. The second feature from Kosinski, who is best known for helming 2010's Tron Legacy, the story is set in a world where society has moved to the clouds following the destruction of Earth. Tom Cruise plays a man who occasionally heads down to the surface to repair weapons that hold off a hostile invading alien species. While on a mission, however, he meets a woman that begins to make him question everything he's known. The source of the report doesn't say what role Leo will be playing in the film. The movie is currently shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Being produced by Universal Pictures, the film will be released on April 26, 2013.
Leo recently completed work on Flight, the new live-action project from director Robert Zemeckis, which co-stars Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Kelly Reilly, James Badge Dale and Brian Geraghty. She is currently working on filming the third season of the HBO series Treme, on which she plays Toni Bernette. The show will return this fall on the network.
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