District 9 Star Sharlto Copley Cast in Neill Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM
Sharlto Copley will team once again with Neill Blomkamp in the director’s second picture ELYSIUM.
Since District 9, Copley has been in demand – he starred as Murdock in The A-Team, and was cast in DreamWorks’ I Am Number Four, before he dropped out and was replaced by Timothy Olyphant.
Blomkamp and Media Rights Capital are still shopping Elysium and looking for a distributor. The presentation apparently includes a graphic novel, and Blomkamp is reportedly meeting with talent agents while finalizing the film’s budget.
MRC has a distribution deal with Universal, but the studio hasn’t committed to Elysium yet. The sci-fi film takes place in the future on another planet, and is similar to District 9 with sociopolitical ideas in a Hollywood action movie.
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