Drive Angry star William Fichtner is in final negotiations to join the cast of Elysium for director Neill Blomkamp.

It isn't known what role William Fichtner will play, although he joins a cast that includes Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, and Wagner Moura. Elysium is said to be a social allegory similar to Neill Blomkamp's blockbuster District 9, except this movie takes place on a distant planet.

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Neill Blomkamp will direct Elysium from his own script. Bill Block and Simon Kinberg will produce Elysium, which starts production in July.