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Ridley Scott’s The Martian fleshes out its cast

Stars of the moment join Ridley Scott’s latest adaptation The Martian

BAFTA winner Chiwetel Ejiofor joins the space drama
BAFTA winner Chiwetel Ejiofor joins the space thriller

Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), Sebastian Stan (Captain America) and Mackenzie Davis (That Awkward Moment) are the latest stars to be added the cast of Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

The trio will join an all-star ensemble including the likes of Kate Mara (House Of Cards), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Matt Damon (Elysium), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) and Sean Bean (Lord Of The Rings).

The Martian is based on the book of the same name by Andy Weir. The story follows NASA astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) who becomes stranded alone on Mars and must improvise in order to survive.

Watch the trailer for Ridley Scott’s new film Exodus: Gods And Kings, in UK cinemas Boxing Day.

The Martian will be in cinemas 25 November 2015. You can buy Andy Weir’s book for £3.85 from Amazon.co.uk. For more news on the latest sci-fi, pick up a copy of the new issue of SciFiNow.