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Tom Cruise Gets Co-Stars: Melissa Leo For 'Oblivion' & T.I. For 'All You Need Is Kill'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2012 6:21 PM
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Tom Cruise is going to be spending the bulk of 2012 working on two sci-fi projects, and he's adding some interesting co-stars as both "Oblivion" and "All You Need Is Kill" gear up.

'Jurassic Park' Comes For Your Modern 3D Dollars In Re-Release Set For July 19, 2013; 'Oblivion' Arrives April 26, 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2012 6:56 PM
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Well, if his buddies James Cameron and George Lucas are doing it, why not Steven Spielberg? It's an easy cash grab, nerds will eat it up thought they'll pretend to complain about it, and the studio doesn't really have to do anything except spend some coin on conversion and some cursory marketing. And hell, Universal is so confident about this movie, they're giving it a prime real estate summer release date.

'Game Of Thrones' Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Joins Tom Cruise In Sci-Fi 'Oblivion,' Presumably Won't Push A Child Out A Window

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 14, 2012 11:23 AM
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Even if it wasn't one of the best new TV series of 2011 (perhaps beat only by "Homeland"), "Game of Thrones" would have been manna from heaven for casting directors: a cast of attractive young stars, who get to show their action and acting chops, pre-picked by one of the best in the business Nina Gold, who have half the year free, and given the show's body count, will likely be free in a year or two anyway. Since the first season debuted on HBO last year, its stars have cropped up consistently in casting announcements, from Kit Harington landing the lead in the since-canceled "Arthur and Lancelot" (ahead of co-star Richard Madden), Emilia Clarke in "Spike Island" and "Overdrive" and Alfie Allen in "Confine" to Lena Headey in "Dredd" and Sean Bean in "Pan."

Morgan Freeman Heads Into 'Oblivion' With Tom Cruise; 'Toy Story 3' Scribe Michael Arndt Doing Rewrites

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2012 1:58 PM
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It seems Joseph Kosinski's next effort after "Tron: Legacy" just keeps getting grander. He's already got one of the biggest stars on the planet, Tom Cruise, leading the way with Olga Kurylenko and Andrea Riseborough filling out the female lead roles. And now Kosinski's lined up of the most respected actors around to lend his talents to the sci-fi picture.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2012 6:36 PM
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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.

2011: The Year The Big Projects Died & Studios Discovered (A Little) Fiscal Responsibility

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 28, 2011 12:39 PM
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The giant financial crisis that began in 2008 is probably the single event that's had the most wide-reaching ramifications since 9/11, but, as ever, it's taken a few years for the film industry to reflect that, bar the occasional handy coincidence, like "Up in the Air." For the most part, 2011 was the year in which cinematic storytellers began to deal with the mess, from surprise hit "Margin Call" and HBO drama "Too Big To Fail" to the barely-able-to-make-rent lead in "Bridesmaids" and New Depression-era setting of "Real Steel." Even "Tower Heist," dealt with financial inequity and films like "Warrior" dealt with character struggling to make due.

Marrakech Film Festival '11: Jessica Chastain Doubts She'll End Up In The Final Cut Of Terrence Malick's Next Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 9, 2011 5:01 PM
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It's kind of remarkable to think that, almost a year ago, Jessica Chastain was barely known. Sure, geekier film folks (like us) might have known us as her as the girl who Terrence Malick had cast in "The Tree of Life"...

Hayley Atwell, Diane Kruger & Kate Beckinsale Contend For 2nd Female Lead In Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 8:05 AM
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It seems that Tom Cruise can't stop making movies right now. He's got "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" and "Rock of Ages" in the bag, he's currently shooting "One Shot," and after that the suddenly busy actor will roll right into the "Tron: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion." The movie found one of its two female leads in Jessica Chastain late last month and now a trio of actresses is vying for the other part.

Jessica Chastain Joins Joseph Kosinski's 'Oblivion' Alongside Tom Cruise

  • By The Playlist
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  • September 27, 2011 1:22 AM
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Up-And-Coming Actress Will Play One Of Two Female Leads In Now Untitled Sci-Fi FlickOn the last episode of Wheel of Shortlist Casting Future, five actresses were vying for the two lead roles opposite Tom Cruise in Joseph Kosinki's untitled sci-fi picture formerly known as "Oblivion" and "Horizons." The quintet, who had all tested for the role, included Brit Marling (Sundance indie-darling of "Another Earth" and "Sound of My Voice"), Olivia Wilde ("Cowboys & Aliens," "TRON: Legacy"), Noomi Rapace (the original "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo") & Olga Kurylenko ("Quantum Of Solace") and "Tree Of Life" co-star Jessica Chastain.

Brit Marling, Jessica Chastain, Olivia Wilde, Noomi Rapace & Olga Kurylenko Testing For 'Oblivion'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 26, 2011 3:08 AM
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Film Now Titled 'Horizon'Throughout all the negative PR of the last few years, Tom Cruise remains undeterred, awesomely acting as if he is still Hollywood's biggest star. After the somewhat-dicey "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" this holiday season, he's got a no-fail supporting role in "Rock Of Ages" followed by crime picture "One Shot" arriving in 2013, a pretty decent slate for a guy some audiences still consider toxic. After that, Cruise is going big, returning to the genre that served him well in "War Of The Worlds" and "Vanilla Sky" with Joseph Kosinki's "Horizon," formerly titled "Oblivion," and its currently casting two lovely ladies with the opportunity to seduce the practicing Thetan.

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