Sharlto Copley has been confirmed to star in Chappie, marking the third collaboration between the actor and filmmaker Neill Blomkamp after District 9 and the upcoming Elysium.

Little is known about the story of Chappie, except that it is a sci-fi comedy that takes place in a "unique setting." The actor teased his involvement in the project with a Facebook post over the weekend.

Neill Blomkamp is directing Chappie from a screenplay he co-wrote with District 9 writer Terri Tatchell.

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Aside from Elysium, which opens on August 9, Sharlto Copley will next be seen in Spike Lee's Oldboy, Sebastián Cordero's Europa Report, and Robert Stromberg's Maleficent.

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