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Jodie Foster joins Elysium from Neill Blomkamp

04 January 2011

The next film from writer/director Neill Blomkamp entitled Elysium has attracted another big name in the form of Hollywood veteran Jodie Foster.

Not much is known about the project, other than District 9 veteran Sharlto Copley will star and True Grit's Matt Damon was loosely attached just before Christmas. The script is a closely guarded secret at the moment the Blomkamp camp have not elaborated much beyond the basic concept of the film being set on a far away planet in the distant future.

Media Rights Capital is the company backing him and figuring out the finances, with a plan to start attracting distribution partners once more of the main elements are in place. With Damon and now Foster aboard, you can bet most of the bigger studios will be starting to perk up their ears at the prospect of taking the movie on.

Meanwhile Foster will be seen in her new film The Beaver which sees its UK release on February 11 which stars problematic leading man Mel Gibson and a puppet. She is also gearing up to work on the adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s award winning play God of Carnage alongside Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C Reilly.

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