Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan Join "The Martian"

The Martian continues to collect A-list talent for its ever-growing ensemble, with Deadline reporting that Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sebastian Stan have signed on to join the production.

The new film will star Matt Damon as an astronaut who finds himself marooned on Mars after his crew believe him to have died while out on the planet’s surface.

According to the report, Ejiofor will play Venkat Kapoor, the Director of the mission to Mars, while Stan’s role remains unconfirmed.

Producer Simon Kinberg is suitably enthused about the casting, telling EW that, “this is one of those movies that’s had a blessed life… every actor is doing it for significantly less than their normal fee. It’s a real labour of love.”

Directed by Scott and co-starring Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Michael Peña, Kate Mara and Sean Bean, The Martian will open in the UK on 27 November 2015.

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