It’s been quite a rough start towards production, but it looks like Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski’s next project Oblivion is finally getting back on track. The sci-fi thriller has had Tom Cruise locked in to star for quite a while now, and has recently secured supporting roles in the form of Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, and Olga Kurylenko.
The newly added member of the cast, according to Deadline, is none other than Game of Thrones Star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who will join the production next month in Louisiana.
Oblivion is based on a graphic novel written by Kosinski and is set on a war torn Earth in a dystopian future, where most of mankind has found salvation in the clouds, but those who still remain on Earth must battle an alien race of scavengers living within the ruins of Civilization.
The story centers on Cruise as a drone repairman forced into an interesting world after discovering a women among the destruction (Riseborough). Coster-Waldau plays a military weapons and technology expert named Sykes who crosses paths with the mechanic.
Military strategy shouldn’t be new to the Danish actor, who’s proved himself worthy of providing a cunning yet deadly flavor to the mix as Jamie Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones. What we’ve seen him pull off in the series definitely makes him more than qualified to take on the role of Sykes, making this yet another casting addition that makes Oblivion something worth keeping an eye on.