Brazilian actor Wagner Moura has joined Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 follow up, Elysium. Best known for his role as Lt. Colonel Nascimento in the Elite Squad films, Moura will join a cast that includes Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, and Matt Damon. Quite a nice cast wouldn’t you say? Details on the plot are thin and aside from knowing that it takes place in the future and on another planet, we really don’t know much. Production is set to start in July with a late 2012 release date.
Blomkamp and Copley alone would have been enough to get me into theatres for this one. I loved District 9 so when I heard that the two would be re-teaming for another sci-fi outing I was thrilled. With the addition of Damon, Foster and Moura, this one is shaping up real nicely and I’m really looking forward to getting some more plot details.
What do you think?