Great news! Ridley Scott’s The Martian has been announced to have its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The film – starring an unbelievable cast featuring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Chiwetel Ejiofor and many more – tells the story of Astronaut Mark Watney, who is presumed dead after a fierce storm during a manned mission to Mars, and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
Fingers crossed for Kristen Wiig to attend the screening, and make this her fourth year in a row (and seventh in total!) to attend the film festival. More on this when available.