'Horizons' Gets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

The 'Game of Thrones' actor will play a weapons and military technology expert in Joseph Kosinski's sci-fi drama.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau joins the cast of Horizons
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau joins the cast of Horizons
Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has joined the cast of Horizons (which has also been known as Oblivion) for Walt Disney Pictures and director Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy).

The story centers on Tom Cruise's character, a mechanic who is one of the last men on an abandoned Earth, after the rest of humanity left the planet due to its uninhabitable environment. When a mysterious woman (Andrea Riseborough) crash lands on Earth, they go on a journey of self-discovery. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will play Sykes, an expert in weapons and military technology who is said to be intelligent and physically imposing. Olga Kurylenko also stars as Tom Cruise's co-worker on Earth, alongside Morgan Freeman, whose role hasn't been revealed.

Joseph Kosinski is directing Horizons from a script by Michael Arndt. Karl Gajdusek and William Monahan previously worked on the screenplay. Production is scheduled to begin next month in Louisiana.

Oblivion was released April 19th, 2013 and stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Melissa Leo, Zoe Bell, Abigail Lowe. The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski.



Sources: Deadline

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