Just before Comic Con, Tom Cruise’ upcoming sci-fi changed from being All You Need Is Kill to Edge Of Tomorrow. Now it’s edged further to the bid screen with the news, via Deadline, that Jeremy Piven has joined the cast.
It’s a bit of a surprise he’s been added so late as the film has been shooting for a while in the UK. However as Jeremy was already in Britain shooting a new series of Mr. Selfridge, they’ve managed to slot him in. He will apparently play a character called Col. Walter Marx.
Here’s the official synopsis: ‘The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.
‘Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.
‘But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.’
It’s due out June 2014.