Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, who stars in the Elite Squad movie series, has joined the cast of Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi thriller Elysium.

Wagner Moura will play the main villain in this mysterious adventure; a man who has a bizarre sense of humor. Little else is known about the story, although it is said that Matt Damon will play a con man, with Sharlto Copley also starring. Jodie Foster is reportedly attached to the project still, although she revealed last month she isn't yet signed for Elysium.

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Neill Blomkamp will direct Elysium from his own screenplay. It isn't clear when production will start yet, although a late 2012 release date is being targeted.

Wagner Moura will make his Hollywood debut with Elysium after starring in 2008's Elite Squad and last year's Elite Squad 2, which was the top-grossing movie in Brazil.