Jodie Foster joins Matt Damon in Blomkamp's 'Elysium'
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Director/writer Neill Blomkamp has cast Jodie Foster (
Contact) and Matt Damon (
Elysium, the follow-up to his 2009 hit
The new sci-fi project will also feature Sharlto Copley (
District 9, A-Team). The storyline has not been revealed, but the story takes place in the distant future on another planet and will have sociopolitical themes, according to Indiewire's Playlist.
Foster will next be seen in the drama The Beaver, which she directed and in which she co-stars with Mel Gibson; that film will be released April 8. She will also co-star with Christoph Waltz, Kate Winslet and John C. Reilly in Roman Polanski's God of Carnage, based on Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning play, due next year.
Damon goes into production with Cameron Crowe's We Bought A Zoo this spring and Steven Soderbergh's Liberace next summer, so an early fall shoot seems likely for the projected 2013 release.
The film's production company, Media Rights Capital, adapted Philip K. Dick's The Adjustment Bureau with Damon and Emily Blunt, due in theaters March 4.
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