District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is putting together quite a cast for his next movie, Elysium. As well as re-teaming with Sharlto Copley Blomkamp brought Matt Damon on-board last month, and now the director has added Jodie Foster to the cast.
According to Deadline Media Rights Capital, who are financing the movie, have yet to shop it to studios. While story details on the sci-fi are slim Blomkamp described it last year as “totally original, it’s my own story…It’s set on another planet, but it’s cool. It’s violent, very violent, and very unique hopefully. We’ll see.”
The “very violent” part may scare some studios off distributing, but hopefully the impressive cast is an incentive. The intention for Media Rights Capital is to give Blomkamp as much creative control as possible as it worked quite well with District 9, so Elysium will certainly be one to keep an eye on.
Jodie Foster will next be seen alongside Mel Gibson in The Beaver, which she directed, in April.