‘Horizons’ Lands Jessica Chastain

‘The Tree of Life’ star will portray one of two female leads in this sci-fi epic starring Tom Cruise.

Jessica Chastain will star in Horizons for Universal Pictures
Jessica Chastain will star in Horizons for Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures has finally settled on Jessica Chastain to play one of the female leads in Horizons. We reported last month Jessica Chastain was one of five finalists, along with Olivia Wilde, Brit Marling, Noomi Rapace and Olga Kurylenko.

The story is set in a world where the Earth has become too toxic for humans, with society moving to cities built above the clouds. Tom Cruise plays one of the last men on Earth, a repair man who discovers a mysterious woman has crash landed on the planet. They both set off on a journey that causes them to question everything they know about Earth.

The two female lead roles are the mysterious woman and Tom Cruise's wife. It isn't known which of these roles Jessica Chastain is in talks for. It is also believed that one of the other actresses mentioned may land the other female lead.

Joseph Kosinski is directing Horizons from a script by Karl Gajdusek and William Monahan. Joseph Kosinski created the graphic novel which the project is based on. Production is scheduled to begin this winter, with a July 19, 2013 release date already set by Universal.

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: Variety
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  1. skywise

    ..but yes Chastain is an aesome acress. She got the role she deserved it.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. skywise

    Too bad they did not get Olga Kurylenko, i could watch that woman all day....without blinking.

    4 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. K-Man

    So which is it going to be Horizons or Oblivion? First it was Oblivion, then it was Horizons, then it was back to Oblivion and now I guess it's back to Horizons. WTF???? Make up their minds already.

    Either way, no matter what it's called.......I'm pumped. I am REALLY looking forward to see what Joseph Kosinski does with this. I was very impressed with his portrayal of Tron, which blew me away in the directing sense. Sure the story had MAJOR issues......but Kosinski's style was amazing and I cant wait to see how he puts that to use in Horizons.

    Jessica Chastain is really coming along and I like her. Good choice!!!

    4 years agoby @k-manFlag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I hope she keeps picking these excellent roles.

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. Daveactor7

    Actress from NYC- lets go NY!

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  6. Daveactor7

    She should deff play the mysterious woman. More bigger role. Id like to see her act longer on screen.

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  7. Dan

    No doubt about it, she's on fire right now.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  8. ejk1

    Damn, she beat out some good actresses for this role. Congrats.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  9. Replicant

    @Stansfield Amen to that.

    4 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

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  11. Stansfield

    She is amazingly beautiful.

    4 years agoby @StansfieldFlag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I'll watch anything with this woman. Which reminds me, I must watch TOL

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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