Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Heads to Oblivion

Tom Cruise long since set to headline, Joseph Kosinksi’s (TRON Legacy) next project is rounding out its cast. Apparently back to the title Oblivion (it has also been called Horizons), the project has just added “Game of Thrones” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Based on Kosinski’s own Radical Publishing comic book series, the film 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 (Olga Kurylenko). When a woman, Julia (Andrea Riseborough), is discovered in a crashed ship, Jak’s whole world is thrown into question and he finds himself strangely drawn towards Julia.

Coster-Waldau is said to be playing a military expert named Sykes.

The news comes on the heels of this weekend’s announcement that Morgan Freeman will star as well.

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