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Morgan Freeman joins Tom Cruise & company in sci-fi thriller Oblivion

02.09.2012by: Jake Dee

Joseph Kosinski...you're film just procured a refined wisdom of unmatchable proportion...

Deadline has it that the great Morgan Freeman will be blessing OBLIVION - the tentatively titled Tom Cruise sci-fi spectacle - with his ever humiliating presence. No details for his part were given, but you can bet your ass it'll be a vital one. As you may recall, Morgan joins a cast that already includes Olga Kurylenko (below) and Andrea Riseborough.

With Oscar winner Michael Arndt (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE) tweaking scripts from William Monahan and Karl Gajdusek:

The untitled thriller centers on a battle-damaged soldier who, assigned to a desolate planet after a court-martial, patrols the bleak landscape in an effort to destroy the last vestiges of a primitive alien race. When a mysterious traveler arrives unexpectedly, their lives become inextricably linked as they are forced to question everything they know about this world and themselves.

Cruise will play the soldier who's stuck alone on the planet, repairing the drones that patrol and destroy a savage alien life form. He encounters a beautiful woman who crashes in a craft, and their experience together forces him to question his world view.

Whatever the film ends being called, the shite lands July 19, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: You have a favorite Morgan Freeman performance? You ever see him as the pimp in STREET SMART?
Source: Deadline

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