Finding (and keeping) a female lead to star opposite Tom Cruise in Universal's upcoming sci-fi epic from director Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) hasn't been easy. Previously titled both Horizons and Oblivion, Kosinski cast actress Jessica Chastain (The Help, The Tree of Life) in one of the movie's two female lead roles, but Chastain recently dropped out after accepting a role in Kathryn Bigelow's Untitled Osama Bin Laden project.
Chastain won the role last September over several other contenders, but no one had been cast in the other role. Kosinski had auditioned Hayley Atwell (Captain America), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), and Kate Beckinsale (Underworld) in October for the other female role, but no actress was officially announced.
Now, it looks like Kosinski has changed tack with Variety reporting that two actresses, Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Andrea Riseborough (W.E.), will star opposite Cruise in the futuristic movie. what roles will they play? >> Posted 01.20.12 by Ryan