Deadline bring word that Morgan Freeman has joined Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko in Joseph Kosinski’s (Tron: Legacy) forthcoming sci-fi flick ‘Oblivion’ (originally titled ‘Horizons’). Scheduled for a July 19th, 2013 release, the film is based on Kosinski’s own Radical Publishing comic book series. Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) is currently rewriting a script that had earlier drafts by William Monahan (The Departed) and Karl Gajdusek (Trespass)

‘Oblivion’ takes place in an apocalyptic future where most of the population live in clouds above an earth surface that has been rendered uninhabitable. Cruise will play a soldier who’s stuck alone on the planet, repairing the drones that patrol and destroy a savage alien life form. He encounters a beautiful woman who crashes in a craft, and their experience together forces him to question his world view. Kurylenko will play Cruise’s lover and partner who acts as an anchor to the city in the clouds while he performs his repair work on the surface below. Riseborough will play the crash-landed stranger who sways Cruise’s character away from his lover. There’s currently no details on Freeman’s role.