Wagner Moura will join Matt Damon and Jodie Foster in Elysium
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Brazilian actor Wagner Moura will join Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley in the sci-fi thriller ELYSIUM which will be directed by Neill Blomkamp (DISTRICT 9). Moura will play the villain of the film who has a wicked sense of humor, which I guess will play into the script somehow or another. Not much is known about ELYSIUM except that Damon will be playing an ex-con, it’s set in the future, and it will have political undertones much like DISTRICT 9 did. Sony has picked up the distribution rights and are looking at a late 2012 release, so production should begin sometime in the next couple of months.
I’m not familiar with Wagner Moura, but he made quite a splash with his performance in the thriller ELITE SQUAD which is a South American series of films. This is a good film for him to make his Hollywood debut, afterall, no one really knew who Sharlto Copley was until DISTRICT 9.