Some last-minute casting for Doug Liman's sci-fi flick EDGE OF TOMORROW has come in as Deadline reports that Jeremy Piven has been given a supporting role despite the fact that principal photography on the film is over. Apparently the plan was to always come back and shoot a few extra scenes and timing worked out perfectly as Piven was already in the UK, on summer hiatus from MR. SELFRIDGE. He is set to play a character named Col. Walter Marx. This is great news folks. There's absolutely nothing wrong with adding Piven to any film, the man is pure awesome!
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped--untrained and ill-equipped--into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again... and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop-- dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over.
Tom Cruise stars along with Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Kick Gurry, Franz Drameh, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riley, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. The screenplay was written by Dante Harper, Christopher McQuarrie, and Joby Harold. The film is expected to open in theaters on June 6, 2014.