Pena, Chastain Wanted For “The Martian”

Michael Pena is in early negotiations and Jessica Chastain is in talks to join Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi action feature “The Martian”.

Pena is reportedly interested in the role, but sources say negotiations are still in early stages and his schedule may prove an obstacle.

An adaptation of Andy Weir’s e-book, the story follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to stay alive and get back home.

Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood will produce.

Source: Variety