The Fighter and Red State's Melissa Leo has been cast along side Tom Cruise in Joseph Kosinski's new sci-fi film project Oblivion. The futuristic thriller also stars Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, and Olga Kurylenko. Leo's a great actress and will make a great edition to the cast.
Cruise will play “a soldier who’s stuck alone on the planet, repairing the drones that patrol and destroy a savage alien life form. He encounters a beautiful woman who crashes in a craft, and their experience together forces him to question his world view.” There's no word on what character Leo will be playing.
The story is described 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.
William Monahan and Karl Gajdusek wrote the first draft of the script, which got a rewrite from Michael Arndt. The movie is currently in production and is set to be released on July 19th, 2013.