The Martian

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Release Date: October 2, 2015

Director: Ridley Scott

Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara

Plot Summary

When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.

Andy Weir ('The Martian,' 'Artemis') Book Tour: NYC


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