Elysium Gets Diego Luna

The actor will play Julio, the best friend to Matt Damon's character in Neill Blomkamp's mysterious sci-fi project.
BYBrian Gallagher | June 9th, 2011

Diego Luna has landed a role in Elysium Actor Diego Luna has joined the cast of the anticipated sci-fi adventure Elysium for Sony Pictures and Media Rights Capital.

Diego Luna will play Julio, the best friend of Matt Damon's character. Oddly enough, this is the most information we have so far on Matt Damon's role. Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, and Alice Braga have already joined the cast of Elysium.

Neill Blomkamp will direct Elysium from his own original screenplay, which is rumored to be set 100 years in the future on another planet. Bill Block and Simon Kinberg are producing.

Production is scheduled to start sometime this summer.

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