Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig to join The Martian
Jessica Chastain is in early talks to join Matt Damon in The Martian, a sci-fi adventure to be directed by Ridley Scott for 20th Century Fox.
Kristen Wiig is also in early negotiations, though discussions for her involvement in the film are still in a preliminary stage.
The film will be based on the e-book by Andy Weir about an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and must figure out how to stay alive long enough to get back home. If greenlit, the project will be fast-tracked for a production this winter.