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Jessica Chastain & Kristen Wiig in Talks to Join Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's MARTIAN

Jessica Chastain & Kristen Wiig in Talks to Join Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's MARTIAN

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are in early talks to join Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's upcoming film MARTIAN.

The film, originally to be directed by Drew Goddard, "centers on an astronaut who is stranded on a Martian colony and struggles to survive. Back on Earth, NASA tries to mount a rescue mission."

Chastain made her Broadway debut in the revival of 'The Heiress' opposite Dan Stevens. She has received major accolades for her roles in films like Ralph Fiennes' CORIOLANUS, John Madden's THE DEBT,John Hillcoat's LAWLESS, Jeff Nichols' TAKE SHELTER, Terrence Malick's THE TREE OF LIFE and Tate Taylor's THE HELP

She was recently seen on the big screen in Andrés Muschietti's MAMA and Katherine Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, for which she recently won Best Actress at the National Board of Review, the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama.

She will next be seen on the big screen in Miss Julie, Interstellar and Crimson Peak.

Wiig, who starred on "Saturday Night Live" for seven seasons, where she portrayed numerous indelible characters and was nominated for four Emmys, has gone on to a remarkably varied and accomplished range of work. Her recent credits include The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Anchorman 2 and Hateship, Loveship as well as voice work in the Despicable Me and How to Train Your Dragon franchises. Wiig will next be seen in The Skeleton Twinsreleased this fall in addition to two independent films; Nasty Baby and Welcome to Me.


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