Jodie Foster Enters Elysium with Matt Damon
Posted 01.04.11 by Ryan
Director Neill Blomkamp's District 9 follow-up, Elysium, is starting to look less mysterious, at least in terms of the cast. Sharlto Copley was confirmed in December for the project, which Blomkamp has described as a sci-fi movie with "sociopolitical ideas" inside a "Hollywood action film."
Deadline reports Copley will be joined by Jodie Foster and Matt Damon in the movie. Like Copley, the roles Foster and Damon will play are unknown, as is the movie's plot. Blomkamp released a strange viral video in November titled AGM Heartland, though whether the video has any relation to Elysium is, again, unknown.
Elysium has no release date so far, since the movie is still being shopped to studios, but the growing cast should entice a studio and perhaps a release date will be announced shortly. Until then, Foster fans can enjoy her next directorial effort, The Beaver, which follows Mel Gibson as a depressed man who uses a puppet to reconnect to his friends and family on April 11.