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Alice Braga joins ELYSIUM

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 30th, 2011

Despite not hitting theaters until 2013, the cast for Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming film, ELYSIUM, continues to grow.

Starring Jodie Foster and Matt Damon, the film also features Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, and William Fichtner, and now, according to Deadline, the cast has been joined by one Alice Braga.

Sony has set the film for a March 1, 2013 release date, and other than that, we don’t quite know all that much about the film.  Blomkamp has said that “it is science fiction and it has many sociopolitical ideas that interest me.  Those ideas are wrapped up inside something that is like a Hollywood action film…it’s 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.”

As a fan of DISTRICT 9, ELYSIUM is definitely one of the films that I’m most interested in learning more about. Everything that Blomkamp has said about the film sounds really intriguing, and hell, this cast couldn’t get much better. Braga is a really great action actress, so here’s to hoping this thing can have the same breakneck action style as DISTRICT 9 had.

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