Stan, Ejiofor Join Scott’s “The Martian”

Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”) and Mackenzie Davis (“Halt and Catch Fire”) have joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller “The Martian” at 20th Century Fox.

Matt Damon plays an American astronaut stranded on Mars after the rest of the crew members believe he is dead. He must struggle to survive until NASA can launch a rescue mission to bring him back home.

The trio join an ever growing cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Sean Bean and Donald Glover. Details on their specific characters are unknown at this point.

Drew Goddard penned the script based on Andy Weir’s book, while Simon Kinberg is producing. Filming is slated to begin in November.