Jodie Foster cast in Neill Blomkamp's ELYSIUM

Jodie Foster has jumped on board Neill Blomkamp's (District 9) new sci-fi film Elysium. The story is set in the distant future on another planet and is filled with several sociopolitical ideas.

Blomkamp wrote and will direct the film, which also stars Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team) and Matt Damon.

The film is set up at Media Rights Capital and is being produced by Simon Kinberg. The movie hasn't even been been shopped around to studios yet, but there's no doubt there will be a nice little bidding war for it. Blomkamp is a talented director with some really cool ideas, and I can't wait to see what he has planned for this one.

Here are a some things that blomkamp has said in previous interviews about the film that give us a better idea of what to expect:

I’ve got one science fiction idea that I’m absolutely in love with, which I’m pretty sure is going to be my next film. 99% sure…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. We’ll see.

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…The setting for the next film takes place 150 years from now. There are two cities that I’m choosing between. They would play as themselves. They are not in South Africa.

Hopefully, this will be a bit unique, very much a reflection of me. It is absolutely another science fiction film, quite different from `District 9,’ but some of the blending of genres and the tone might be within the same realm.

Foster will make a great addition to the cast, her next film is The Beaver which stars her and Mel Gibson and it's set to hit theaters on March 23rd 2011. 

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