Jessica Chastain Joins Joseph Kosinski’s Next

Tom Cruise set to headline, the film is based on Kosinski's own Radical Publishing comic book series and takes place in a future where humanity has fallen to an irradiated Earth. Cruise plays Jak, a maintenance drone working on the planet's surface alongside another worker, Vika. When a woman, Julia, is discovered in a crashed ship, Jak's whole world is thrown into question and he finds himself strangely drawn towards Julia.

It is uncertain whether Chastain will be playing Vika or Julia, though her name did appear recently on a short list of actresses up for potential parts. The other names included Olga Kurylenko, Brit Marling, Noomi Rapace and Olivia Wilde. Whether the other role gets filled by one of those talents remains to be seen.

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