Director Ridley Scott just won’t stop giving us surprises with his film adaptation of the best-selling novel “The Martian”! And what’s the surprise? The star-studded cast, of course.
Scott has now added Sebastian Stan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Mackenzie Davis to the star-studded cast! No details were given about their roles but they will be filming alongside the other heavyweight actors such as Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean, and Donald Glover.
“The Martian” is based on Andy Weir’s sci-fi thriller novel of the same name and the story revolves around an American astronaut, Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon) who is stranded alone on Mars and must struggle to survive until NASA can rescue him. The author’s literary agent David Fugate described “The Martian” as “Apollo 13” meets “Castaway” when he sent the story to Julian Pavia at Crown.
Best known for his sci-fi films “Alien” and “Prometheus”, Ridley Scott is set to direct the adaptation while screenwriter Drew Goddard will pen the script based on the novel. 20th Century Fox also hired Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood as the producers of the film and the production will begin in Budapest in November.
“The Martian” is slated for release on November 25, 2015.