Kristen Wiig in talks for ‘The Martian’

According to Deadline, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig are circling the lead female roles opposite Matt Damon in The Martian, the film that Ridley Scott will next direct for Fox. Penned by Cabin in the Woods helmer Drew Goddard, and based on the book by Andy Weir, it’s a realistic story of an astronaut stranded on Mars. These talks are early, and Chastain is apparently further along in negotiations than Wiig. The project sounds interesting to say the least; here’s to hoping that it’ll happen!