'Game Of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Joins Tom Cruise In 'Oblivion'
deadline.com EXCLUSIVE: Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has signed on to costar in director Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion for Universal. The sci-fi thriller, starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko, is set to begin production in March in Louisiana. Based on Kosinski’s own graphic novel, the picture is set in a future where the Earth surface has been rendered uninhabitable, with most humans living above the clouds.

Oblivion Synopsis and Credits

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands. Oblivion will be shot in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the United States and Iceland.

"Oblivion" stars Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo, Morgan Freeman, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olga Kurylenko, and Tom Cruise.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski.
Written by William Monahan.
Produced by Dylan Clark, Joseph Kosinski, and Peter Chernin.
Production company/distributor: Universal Pictures.

Release Date: April 19, 2013

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