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Olga Kurylenko In, Jessica Chastain Out For Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion'/'Horizons'; Andrea Riseborough Also Joins

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by Kevin Jagernauth
January 19, 2012 6:36 PM
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PHOTO Olga Kurylenko In, Jessica Chastain Out For Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion'/'Horizons'; Andrea Riseborough Also Joins

First titled "Oblivion," then for a moment "Horizons" the Tom Cruise starring, Joseph Kosinski directed sci-fi film is currently untitled, but more importantly, undergoing a bit of a casting switcheroo.

Jessica Chastain has found she can't do everything, and having recently joined Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden assassination drama, scheduling has forced her drop out of the film. In her place? Another Terrence Malick veteran in Olga Kurylenko, and not only that, rising British thesp Andrea Riseborough has slotted into the second female lead, besting reported contenders Hayley Atwell, Diane Kruger and Kate Beckinsale.

Based on Kosinski’s own graphic novel with Karl Gajdusek rewriting a script first penned by William Monahan, the picture is set in a future where the Earth’s surface has been irradiated beyond recognition and the remnants of humanity live above the clouds, safe from the brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins. But when surface drone repairman Jack (Cruise) discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows. Kurylenko will play Cruise's wife, with Riseborough as the mystery woman who arrives on the uninhabited planet.

Kurylenko had originally tested for the role way back in the summer, and Cruise was impressed enough then that he called her back up when the part became open again. For Riseborough, this is a big career leap into a major tentpole project. Filming begins very soon. [Variety]

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9 Comments

  • Oh dear... | January 19, 2012 8:33 PMReply

    Well, no matter what lady got the part they'll still be stuck working with Tom Cruise.

  • @fool | March 10, 2012 8:52 PM

    There's a reason why they say "Tom Cruise makes better actors"
    This dedication is evident in his co-stars in his recent movie Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. I personally would not mind seeing this gorgeous man at work daily let alone getting lucky enough to interact with him. Good for Olga :)

  • Marie | January 19, 2012 8:12 PMReply

    I love Olga! I am excited for her I meet her very charming sweet woman.

  • Luke | January 19, 2012 8:11 PMReply

    Shut up KT. Olga has been doing great work and I am very impressed with her and I am glad she is getting more roles. The reason I liked Solace was because of her she was a great Bond girl. I also liked her in the frenchfilm the ring finger.

  • KT | January 19, 2012 8:29 PM

    ... Sorry, VP... a lot of people are REALLY taking this to heart I see. I don't hate her, nor do I think she's untalented... just think Chastain is better.

  • kure | January 19, 2012 6:58 PMReply

    actually Andrea Riseborough replaced jessica so interest skyrockets.
    and olga has been doing some great work recently like The Expatriate,seven psychopaths and new malick film so i really dont get your stupid remark KT...

  • KT | January 19, 2012 7:43 PM

    Kure, I didn't mean to offend the president of their fan clubs, sorry.

    Olga was average in everything I've seen her in.

  • Kevin | January 19, 2012 7:35 PM

    Actually, Hollywood Reporter also says Kurylenko has the role previously pegged for Chastain.

  • KT | January 19, 2012 6:39 PMReply

    "Olga Kurylenko In, Jessica Chastain Out For... 'Oblivion'... "

    Interests plummets.

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