Jodie Foster Cast in ELYSIUM
Jodie Foster is about to make her return to sci-fi. According to TheWrap.com, the two-time Oscar winning actress is currently in talks to join the cast of Neill Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM.
The film is Oscar-nominated Blomkamp’s follow-up to District 9 and in addition to Foster, will also star that film’s leading man, Sharlto Copley, as well as Matt Damon.
This isn’t the first time the actress has taken on something in the sci fi realm, her most notable foray into that territory probably being her starring role in the 1997 drama, Contact. Her last film was more of the fantasy variety, starring in 2008’s Nim’s Island. Next up she will star opposite Mel Gibson in The Beaver, a dark comedy that she also directed. Foster is currently preparing to star alongside fellow Oscar winners Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz in Roman Polanski’s adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage.