The Martian

The Martian
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Kate Mara, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig
  • UK release: 30 September 2015

When a NASA Mars mission is struck by a storm and the team decides to abort, fallen colleague Mark Watney (Damon) is believed dead. But he isn't, and he goes about trying to survive until a rescue can happen. Spectacular, tension-filled, top-quality popcorn from Scott, centred on Damon's wryly funny and understated central performance.

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Matt Damon: I wish I'd kept my spacesuit

25 Sep 2015

Film gossip

Matt Damon regrets not keeping hold of his spacesuit from 'The Martian'. The 44-year-old actor - who stars alongside the likes of Jessica Chastain and Kate Mara in the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi movie - has admitted he wishes he'd followed the example…

Jessica Chastain: I've embraced my inner geek

17 Sep 2015

Film gossip

Jessica Chastain loved making 'The Martian' because it allowed her "inner geek" to flourish. The 38-year-old actress - who stars alongside Matt Damon in the Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi movie - has revealed how she sealed her role in the film, which…

The Martian

17 Sep 20154 stars

TIFF 2015: Spectacular but corny space drama with an engaging Matt Damon

Saving Private Ryan meets Gravity via Robinson Crusoe in The Martian, a bullish adaptation of the Andy Weir page-turner. The latest space mission saga from veteran director Ridley Scott may not be a genre landmark like Alien, but what it lacks in…

Sean Bean joins The Martian

21 Oct 2014

Film gossip

Sean Bean is set to star in 'The Martian'. The 55-year-old actor will join forces with Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Jeff Daniels for director Ridley Scott's sci-fi movie in which he will portray a NASA flight director, according to The Hollywood…

Jeff Daniels offered role in The Martian

6 Oct 2014

Film gossip

Jeff Daniels has begun talks over appearing in Ridley Scott's new film, 'The Martian'. Daniels, 59, could star in the new flick alongside the likes of Jessica Chastain and Kate Mara, who have also be offered roles in the sci-fi movie. The Hollywood…

Matt Damon to be The Martian

10 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Matt Damon is set to star in 'The Martian'. The 'Monuments Men' actor is reportedly considering the lead role in the sci-fi drama, which is based on an e-book by Any Weir and described as a cross between 'Apollo 13' and 'Cast Away', with an American…

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