Fresh off her strong performance in The Help, Jessica Chastain has nabbed the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in Universal’s untitled science fiction project being directed by Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski.
The project, formerly known as Oblivion and Horizons, is a love story taking place in an apocalyptic future where most of the population lives in clouds since the Earth is no longer habitable. A Earthbound repairman whose job it is to work on drones that fight alien life forms meets a woman who forces him to question his world view.
Chastain will play Cruise’s lover and partner, who tethers him to the world above the clouds while he’s doing repairwork. She becomes none-too-happy when she discovers he has fallen for anther woman. [Source]