Melissa Leo Joins Tom Cruise In 'Oblivion'

Briefly: The latest addition to Joseph Kosinski's Oblivion, the sci-fi film starring Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko, is Melissa Leo (The Fighter). We don't have any word on her role, but simply knowing she's in the cast will do just fine. Oblivion is shooting now and was just moved to April 2013 in order to be one of the first summer movies out of the gate. Oblivion also features Morgan Freeman and Game of Thrones co-star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Cruise plays a surface drone repairman who travels the blasted post-apocalyptic surface of Earth while most of the remaining human population lives in orbit above, safe from alien scavengers that endanger surface-walkers. He finds a woman (Riseborough) crashed in a pod, and that sets of a sequence of events that calls his entire life into question. Kurylenko plays Cruise's wife, and Freeman reportedly will be the leader of a human resistance movement. Coster-Waldau will play "Sykes, a battle-hardened, physically imposing, intelligent and extremely athletic military technology and weapons expert." [Deadline]