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Diane Kruger Vying For Oblivion Role
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26 October 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Diane Kruger Vying For Oblivion Role

Forget about filling the remaining female lead slot; we’re frankly just wishing Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski’s new sci-fi pic would choose a name and be done with it. But that’s not the focus of the story today, as the film – whether it ends up as Oblivion or Horizons – is narrowing down the choice of actresses, with Deadline reporting that Diane Kruger, Hayley Atwell and Kate Beckinsale are reportedly all off to Pittsburgh at the weekend to test opposite Tom Cruise.

You might recall that Kosinski and Cruise have been slowly whittling down the candidates, with another batch, including Noomi Rapace and Olivia Wilde, on the list back in August. From that group, Jessica Chastain scored a role, but there’s still one up for grabs.

Cruise is playing Jack, a man whose job it is to travel down regularly to a ruined, futuristic Earth and repair drones who keep marauding extraterrestrials away from the planet’s surface and the cities above it. He has a connection with lover Julia (Chastain), who is his eyes and ears when he’s on the surface. But then a life pod crashes, containing a mysterious woman (the part still to be filled), and launches him on another adventure.

Much of the plot (which was most recently polished by Toy Story 3’s Michael Arndt) is still shrouded in secrecy, and the producers have been cagey about talking too much about who is truly up for which role. But Atwell should surely be in with an advantage – after all, she’s already tested against Cruise for a role in Jack Reacher adaptation One Shot, and though she didn’t get that part, at least he knows what she can do.


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