Last month, Variety reported that Jessica was in talks to join Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” and today EW has confirmed more names to the already stellar cast. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan, and Mackenzie Davis are the latest to join the previously announced cast members Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, Michael Pena and Jeff Daniels.
The Martian, adapted from the best-selling novel by Andy Weir, is about Mark Watney (Damon), an astronaut who gets left behind on Mars when his crew mistakenly believes him dead. “It’s quintessential Robinson Crusoe,” Ridley Scott tells EW. Drew Goddard (World War Z) penned the screenplay, and Damon and the rest of the cast quickly jumped aboard. “This is one of those movies that’s had a blessed life,” says producer Simon Kinberg. “Every actor is doing it for significantly less than their normal fee. It’s a real labor of love.”
Production begins in November in Budapest, and the film is due in theaters November 2015.