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Morgan Freeman Channels Morpheus & Shares Top Billing w/ Tom Cruise On Poster For 'Oblivion'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 27, 2013 at 4:23PM

I'm actually surprised to see Morgan Freeman sharing top billing on the poster with Tom Cruise. It's not often that Tom Cruse shares top billing like this for any of his films. Also, Freeman doesn't heavily featured in the trailer. It's been all Cruise.
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Oblivion

I'm actually surprised to see Morgan Freeman sharing top billing on the poster with Tom Cruise. It's not often that Tom Cruse shares top billing like this for any of his films. Also, Freeman doesn't heavily featured in the trailer. It's been all Cruise.

Freeman stars alongside Cruise in the post-apocalyptic thriller Oblivion, directed by Joseph Kosinski for Universal Pictures.

Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko also co-star in a story that will see Cruise as the last man on an earth that's become uninhabitable "who stays behind to repair ships that hunt down and blast a virulent alien species. His soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands."

Freeman will play the leader of the human resistance on Earth, Malcolm Beech.

I wonder if his Rendezvous With Rama adaptation that's been around forever (with David Fincher supposed to direct) will ever happen. He's not getting any younger.

I just realized that this might be the first time he and Tom Cruise have ever worked together.

Oblivion is out in April.


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