Universal Pictures is readying the sci-fi drama Horizons, which currently has Tom Cruise and Jessica Chastain attached to star. There is one more female lead role open, and actresses Kate Beckinsale, Hayley Atwell, and Diane Kruger are vying for the part.
Kate Beckinsale will read for a lead role in Oblivion
The actresses will all read for the role in Pittsburgh this weekend, where Tom Cruise is shooting One Shot. The role in question is a female pilot who crash lands on Earth, which is now only inhabited by drones after the planet became too toxic for humans. Tom Cruise plays one of the last men on Earth, a drone mechanic who discovers the wreckage and goes on a journey of discovery with the woman.
Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) will direct Horizons from a screenplay by Karl Gajdusek, who rewrote William Monahan's initial draft. The project is based on the graphic novel Joseph Kosinski co-created for Radical Publishing.
It isn't known when production will start on Horizons yet.
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.