by: Sammy Mink
Sean Bean is the latest actor to be cast in Ridley Scott’s THE MARTIAN. Matt Damon stars as an astronaut who is stranded on Mars in an accident and must figure out how to stay alive long enough to get back home. Bean has been cast as a NASA flight director, joining Jeff Daniels, Jessica Chastain, Kristin Wiig, Michael Pena, and Donald Glover, just to name a few. Drew Goddard is adapting the project, which is based on the novel written by Andy Weir.
Bean is famous for playing characters who meet early and spectacular ends, including his role as Eddard Stark on Game of Thrones, as Sean Miller in Patriot Games, as Alec Trevelyan in GoldenEye, and as Boromir in The Lord of the Rings. What can I say? Dude’s good at dying. More recently, Bean starred as Martin on the first season of TNT’s series Legends and has been cast in the sci-fi action flick Jupiter Ascending, as well as Chris Columbus’ comedy Pixels alongside Adam Sandler and his GoT cohort Peter Dinklage.