Jessica Chastain Out, Andrea Riseborough And Olga Kurylenko In For Joseph Kosinski's Next Science Fiction Film

Andrea Riseborough looks distressed in To Leslie.
(Image credit: Momentum Pictures)

Earlier this month there was a report that Jessica Chastain had entered talks to star in the next film from director Kathryn Bigelow, an untitled drama about SEAL Team 6 and and the killing of international terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. It was good news for fans of Bigelow, but also reason to worry for fans of Joseph Kosinski and Tom Cruise. The actress was supposed to appear in the science-fiction film Oblivion, but because the two projects will be in production simultaneously that obviously won't work. The end result is that Chastain has dropped out of Kosinski's movie and now she's been replaced.

THR reports that Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko have landed the two female leads in the project, which doesn't currently have a title (at one point the movie was also known as Horizons, but the new report says that title has been scrapped as well). Because it is unknown which role Chastain was going to play, it can't be said exactly which actress replaced her. The story is set in an apocalyptic future where people have been forced to move into the clouds, as the Earth is no longer hospitable. Cruise will play a repairman who is sent to the surface to work on drones that fend off alien invasions, but while there he meets a woman "who forces him to question his world view." Riseborough will play the woman on Earth while Kurylenko will be Cruise's "lover and partner" who grows jealous of the new woman in Cruise's character's life.

The project will go into production this March.

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