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Jessica Chastain Cast As Tom Cruise’s Girlfriend

Jessica Chastain.

Jessica Chastain is on quite the hot streak. Tree of Life, The Help, The Debt, Mama, Texas Killing Fields, and now this: She's been cast as Tom Cruise's girlfriend in the upcoming sci-fi movie formerly known as Oblivion. The movie, from Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, is set in a bleak future, when Earth's surface is no longer inhabitable for humans, who thus head upwards and live above the clouds while robots fend off alien forces below. Cruise will play a robot-repairman who falls for a mysterious woman, and Chastain will play his scorned longtime partner. Tom Cruise, aliens, gaggles of newly famous women — did L. Ron Hubbard write this script? [Heat Vision/THR]

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