It's down to Diane Kruger, Hayley Atwell, and Kate Beckinsale for a role opposite Tom Cruise in Oblivion
Posted by: Zack Bruce
I can’t believe they are still trying to choose an actress for the lead role opposite Tom Cruise in OBLIVION. It’s been months now and they are finally down to three ladies: Diane Kruger, Hayley Atwell, and Kate Beckinsale.
Jessica Chastain already landed the other female role, which there are still no details on. The role that Kruger, Atwell, and Beckinsale are going after is a mysterious young woman who crash-lands on earth much to the shock of Cruise’s character. In the adaptation of Joseph Kosinski’s graphic novel, Cruise plays a soldier who is one of the last men on the planet in a post-apocalyptic future where most of the population lives in clouds above an earth surface that has been rendered uninhabitable. He is alone as he repairs the drones that patrol and destroy a savage alien life form, until he encounters a beautiful woman who crashes in a craft, and their experience together forces him to question his world view.
The story is something a little different for the world of sci-fi. Now it’s not too out there but is a lot better than all the recycled junk we keep getting these days. Ever since I was young I’ve loved Tom Cruise. So I’m always excited to see him in great roles like this one. He was good in another sci-fi flick, MINORITY REPORT.