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Jessica Chastain joins Tom Cruise sci-fi project

The Debt, Jessica Chastain

Story by Jack Foley

THERE’S just no stopping Jessica Chastain right now… the talented actress has nabbed the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in Joseph (Tron Legacy) Kosinski’s as-yet untitled science fiction project.

Formerly known as Oblivion and Horizons, the project is described as a love story taking place in an apocalyptic future where most of the population lives in clouds since the Earth is no longer habitable.

Cruise is set to play an Earth-bound repairman whose job it is to work on drones that fight alien life forms until he meets a woman who forces him to question his world view.

Chastain will play Cruise’s lover and partner, who becomes decidedly unhappy when she finds out he has fallen for anther woman.

The actress has been on a roll since nabbing the role of Brad Pitt’s wife in Terrence Mallick’s The Tree of Life earlier this year.

She has since emerged as one of the standout cast members in hit film The Help and will shortly be seen alongside Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington in The Debt.

She also has Texas Killing Fields, with Sam Worthington and Chloe Moretz, Take Shelter alongside Michael Shannon and The Wettest County, with Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy, on the way.

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