Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney in this science-fiction drama directed by Ridley Scott, based on the book by Andy Weir. Watney, mistakenly left for dead on Mars, has to survive for four years with only limited food, oxygen and other supplies. Co-starring Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig and Sean Bean.
When we made the movie, we had to go through step by step. He [Watney] is very logical and practical and methodical in how he goes about surviving. He says, essentially, ‘I need air, water, and food, and what do I need to do to ensure I have those things?’ And then kind of lets the science bring you there.