Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko have been set in the female leads for the untitled Universal Films post apocalyptic science fiction film which had been called Oblivion in the Radical Publishing graphic novel hatched by Joseph Kosinski, who’s directing. The actresses star opposite Tom Cruise, who plays the last man on an uninhabitable Earth, repairing robots that fight an insidious alien race.

I understand that Kurylenko plays a beautiful woman who crashes on the planet and goes on a journey with the guy that makes him question his role on the planet. Riseborough, who starred in the Madonna-directed W.E., plays the woman who lives with Cruise’s character on the desolate planet. Riseborough replaces Jessica Chastain, who, as Deadline revealed, left to play the female lead in the Kathryn Bigelow-directed film about the Navy SEAL Team 6′s hunt for Osama Bin Laden. Universal’s science fiction Cruise film is getting a rewrite from Michael Arndt after earlier drafts from William Monahan and Karl Gajdusek. The hope is to put it in production in March and make it the film Cruise stars in after he completes the Paramount/Skydance adaptation of the Lee Child novel One Shot.

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