Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo has joined the cast of director Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion for Universal Pictures.

The project is adapted from the Radical Publishing graphic novel which is set on an Earth no longer inhabited by humans, after the planet became too toxic to live on. Tom Cruise stars as a drone mechanic, one of the last men left on the planet, who discovers a woman (Andrea Riseborough) has crash landed her ship. The man and woman go on a journey of discovery, and learn they have not been told the truth about what happened on Earth. It isn't known what character Melissa Leo will play. Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau also star in this sci-fi thriller.

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Joseph Kosinski is directing from a screenplay by Michael Arndt, who rewrote the previous drafts by William Monahan and Karl Gajdusek. Production is currently under way in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.