Alice Braga Joins Neill Blomkamp's Elysium
05.30.11 by BJSprecher
Very little is known at this time about Elysium, writer-director Neill Blomkamp's highly-anticipated follow-up to his 2009 feature debut, District 9, a sci-fi movie with heavy sociopolitical connotations that proved both a critical success—an impressive four Academy Award nominations— and a box office smash. We know that it is a "violent, very violent and very unique" sci-fi movie set in the future and that it will contain a similar blend of action and sociopolitical themes as District 9, but nothing else about the plot has been revealed. In fact, if it wasn't for sporadic cast announcements, it would be difficult to even tell that Elysium is actually in pre-production right now.
The latest addition to the cast is Brazilian actress Alice Braga, who joins Sharlto Copley, Matt Damon, William Fichtner, two-time Academy Award-winner Jodie Foster and fellow Brazilian Wagner Moura. Braga's character was not revealed, but that's par for the course with this project. So far, it has only been revealed that Moura will play the villain and that Foster will play "a head of state on an alien planet." Elysium is slated to open March 8, 2013.