Neill Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM May Sign Matt Damon
We reported last week that District 9 star Sharlto Copley had signed on to ELYSIUM. It looks like Matt Damon may be joining Copley is Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi film. The project itself is being kept under wraps – there is very little information regarding plot, but we did learn that Elysium will probably have the same political themes that were evident in Blomkamp’s District 9.
Damon signing is still in the very early stages, but it would make Elysium more enticing to distributers. Media Rights Capital will not take the film to distributors until next year when it has a major cast.
If signed, this will be the second project between Damon and MRC. He stars in George Nolfi’s The Adjustment Bureau next to Emily Blunt, which will be released by Universal in March.
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