Directed By
Ridley Scott
Produced By
Mark Huffam
Simon Kinberg
Michael Schaefer
Ridley Scott
Aditya Sood
Written By
Drew Goddard
Matt Damon
Jessica Chastain
Kristen Wiig
Kate Mara
Michael Peña
Jeff Daniels
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Donald Glover
Edited By
Pietro Scalia
Dariusz Wolski
Music By
Harry Gregson-Williams
20th Century Fox
Distributed By
20th Century Fox
United States
Release Date
October 2, 2015
Rating PG-13.gif
The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian is a 2015 science-fiction film based on the novel of the same name by Andy Weir. Directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay written by Drew Goddard, the film stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover. The Martian was theatrically released for North American in 3D on October 2, 2015.


During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.


  • Matt Damon as Mark Watney
  • Jessica Chastain as Melissa Lewis
  • Kristen Wiig as Annie Montrose
  • Jeff Daniels as Teddy Sanders
  • Michael Peña as Major Rick Martinez
  • Kate Mara as Beth Johanssen
  • Sean Bean as Mitch Henderson
  • Sebastian Stan as Dr. Chris Beck
  • Donald Glover as Rich Purnell
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Venkat Kapoor
  • Naomi Scott as Ryoko
  • Aksel Hennie as Alex Vogel
  • Mackenzie Davis as Mindy Park
  • Lili Bordán as Blair
  • Nick Mohammed as Tim Grimes