‘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.
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‘Elysium’ Gets Diego Luna

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.

Elysium was released August 9th, 2013.


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  • m2 • 4 years ago

    Very good. Can't wait to see him in Casa de mi Padre as well.


    • skywise • 4 years ago

      Sounding good.


      • k-man • 4 years ago

        I think this is really going to be great! If District 9 was his first film.....I can only imagine how great his second film will be!


        • narrator • 4 years ago

          I'm interested as to how big this films budget will be. Seeing what Blomkamp did with $30mil in District 9 was a huge surprise, as well as a huge burden (no doubt lightened by WETA's awesomeness). Also, is Peter Jackson still executive producing this, or no? Just curious...


          • dan1 • 4 years ago

            I dunno who this guy is, but cool I guess.


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