As Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” approaches the start of shooting, yet another high-profile name has entered its orbit, as The Hollywood Reporter brings word Sean Bean is set to star in the space survival drama, which centers on an astronaut played by Matt Damon.
Scripted by Drew Goddard and based on the book Andy Weir, “The Martian” focuses on astronaut Mark Watney (Damon), who is accidentally left stranded in a Martian colony by his crew. He struggles to survive as NASA sends a rescue mission to go find him.
THR is reporting Bean will be playing a NASA flight director. (CONTINUED)