Wednesday, April 20, 2011

William Fichtner joins Blomkamp's Elysium

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has a great cast lined up for his top-secret film, Elysium, which now has an actor from The Dark Knight.

Variety reports that William Fichtner, the bank manager from The Dark Knight, is in final talks to star in Blomkamp's second feature film. Fichtner, who also appeared in Armageddon, Heat and FOX's Prison Break, will join Jodie Foster, Matt Damon and District 9's Sharlto Copley. 

We don't know who Fichtner is playing, or what Elysium is about. But here's what we do know: According to Variety, Elysium will be an R-rated sci-fi film, set 150 years in the future. It has social allegory elements akin to District 9, couching them in a "very violent, very original" story, according to the director himself.

We also know that Matt Damon will play an ex-con. We hope he plays an ex-con moonlighting as a mathematician janitor, who tips from Will Smith's Golf Whisperer. (Be here all week, folks. Try the veal.)

Find out what Elysium is when the film hits theatres March 8, 2013.

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