Jodie Foster Signs Up for Neill Blomkamp's Sci-Fi Flick 'Elysium'

January 3, 2011
Source: Deadline

Jodie Foster

The film hasn't even yet begun pursuit of a studio for distribution, but it sounds like there should be no hesitation when Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi film Elysium gets shopped around Hollywood. In addition to District 9 star Sharlto Copley and A-List star Matt Damon, Deadline is now reporting Jodie Foster, who is experiencing a comeback of sorts, has committed to star in the secretive project. No details on the story have yet been revealed, but we know it's not a sequel to the Best Picture nominee District 9 and the story is set in the far future on another planet. The film could be about basket weaving, and all this talent would still have me foaming at the mouth.

Though Foster has laid low since her turn in the 2008 children's fantasy Nim's Island, she's set for quite a return to the spotlight as she is both directing and starring in The Beaver. And the film will likely get a decent amount of attention since it's also the first film featuring Mel Gibson since his exposed controversial recorded outburst last year. Of course, interest in the film should be based on the fact that the trailer makes the flick look pretty damn good. After all, it was #1 on the Black List a little while back, so that has to count for something. Stay tuned as more information becomes available on Elysium. Do you like the cast so far?

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When I first skimmed the headline, the two phrases that stood out were "Jodie Foster" and "sci fi". For a brief moment, I had hoped it was an announcement that Foster would be replacing Sandra Bullock in Cuaron's Gravity.

Craig on Jan 3, 2011


give Bullock a chance! This sounds like a good role for Foster.

Xerxex on Jan 3, 2011


Hmmhmm, yep sound delicious.

Jon A. on Jan 3, 2011


Basket weaving? Count me the heck in!

jewsus on Jan 3, 2011


Maybe its just me,but one of her eyes is higher than the other.

Terry the Saint on Jan 3, 2011


Excellent! It's been a while since Foster did anything sci-fi, but considering the job she did in Contact, consider me even more excited for this film. Shame that we have to wait until 2012 for it.

Corran Horn on Jan 4, 2011


cool she is an awesome actor

A5J4DX on Jan 4, 2011

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