Casting News For The Martian

Film News - Casting News For Ridley Scott Film The MartianThe Martian film is picking more high profile names to bring into the fold, as the last week has seen Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejoifor and Sebastian Stan join the film, which also has Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels and Kristen Wiig.


The film, which is adapated from Andy Weir’s novel of the same name, centres on an astronaut (Damon) who is stranded on a Martian colony and struggles to survive while on Earth, NASA attempt to mount a rescue mission. Drew Goddard (Cabin In The Woods) wrote the script and Ridley Scott is directing.


Sean Bean will be playing a NASA flight instructor, Sebastian Stan will be playing NASA scientist Dr. Chris Beck and Chiwetel Ejoifor will be playing Director of the Mars mission Venkat Kapoor.


Fox is set to release The Martian on November 2015.


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