files/pictures/picture-35.jpgA host of actresses are in the running for the female lead in Joe Kosinski's next sci-fi flick, reports ShowBlitz.com
. Formerly known as OBLIVION and now known as HORIZONS, the film already stars Tom Cruise. The actresses in the running include Jessica Chastain (THE TREE OF LIFE), Olivia Wilde (TRON: LEGACY), Brit Marling (ANOTHER EARTH), Noomi Rapace (THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) and Olga Kurylenko (QUANTUM OF SOLACE).
The sci-fi epic follows a soldier set the task of leaving his home in the clouds to repair drones on the inhabitable Earth surface where he meets a mysterious woman who changes his perspective on the world.
Universal has set July 19, 2013 for the film's release.