LATEST NEWS

Jessica Chastain & Kristen Wiig Both Circling Roles in 'The Martian'

by
September 3, 2014
Source: Deadline

Jessica Chastain / Kristen Wiig

Now that it's been confirmed that The Martian is director Ridley Scott's next project, it's time for the rest of the cast to be filled out. The story mostly follows a singular lead, an astronaut (Matt Damon) who finds himself stranded on Mars, struggling to survive long enough in order to make it back to Earth, but there are still some supporting roles. Deadline reports Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) are circling two primary female roles, though considering the subject matter, it's likely that they're not meaty lead roles unless the film has changed some elements.

The source notes that talks are early with these two actresses and Chastain actually seems more likely to join the film than Wiig for some reason. Chastain is one of the best actresses working right now and is no stranger to drama, but Wiig is a surprising choice. If she's playing one of the crew members on the mission to Mars, this would be something remarkably different for the "Saturday Night Live" veteran and comedy star. But if Wiig is looking to break out of comedy and take some different roles then more power to her. Drew Goddard adapted the book by Andy Weir and the film is set for release on November 25th, 2015.

Find more posts: Casting, Development, Movie News

Discover more around the web:

Reader Feedback - 3 Comments

1

They would be great for this film. They got the chops for damn sure.

DAVIDPD on Sep 3, 2014

2

Pretty pretty pretty!

Xerxexx on Sep 3, 2014

3

what a stupid movie title! I must think of a tim burton movie! But it's sience fiction and ridley Scott so I am in!

Avi on Sep 4, 2014

Sorry, no commenting is allowed at this time.

FEATURED POSTS

POPULAR COMMENTS

LAST YEAR'S TOP 10

Alex's Top 10 - 2017
1. Call Me By Your...
2. War for Apes
3. Shape of Water
4. Florida Project
5. Dunkirk
6. Jane
7. Foxtrot
8. Faces, Places
9. Never Really Here
10. Thelma
Click Here for Thoughts

Jeremy's Top 10- 2017
1. mother!
2. Lady Bird
3. A Ghost Story
4. The Big Sick
5. Dunkirk
6. Get Out
7. Killing Sacred Deer
8. John Wick 2
9. War for Apes
10. The Beguiled
Click Here for Thoughts

FOLLOW US HERE

Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the news posts only, follow this acct:
Add our feed to your Feedly: follow us in feedly

FS.NET ON FACEBOOK