Michael Pena Finds Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Starring Matt Damon
Briefly: Following word that Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig were in early talks for a couple of female roles in Ridley Scott's forthcoming sci-fi drama The Martian starring Matt Damon, another talent has entered the fray as well. Variety reports End of Watch star Michael Pena has entered talks to take a role, but much like Chastain, his involvement depends on how the rest of his schedule shakes out. Likely, Pena would be part of Damon's crew in the story of an astronaut forced to be left stranded on Mars and must figure out how to stay alive long enough to get back home. It sounds like a promising cast is slowly coming together, but with November 25th, 2015 coming, they better hurry, because production has to start soon.