Casting for Neill Blomkamp’s Next Film

Casting for Neill Blomkamp’s Next Film

It seems that momentum is building for Neill Blomkamp’s next film with a few casting rumours being circulated. So far it appears that Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley will be appearing in the film, the most recent talk also includes Jodie Foster being attached to the project.

Neill Blomkamp made a big impression on the film industry with 2009’s ‘District 9’, making excellent use of an estimated $30 million production budget the film went on to gross over $200 million worldwide in its theatrical run achieving commercial and critical acclaim.

Acting in his first headlining feature film role for ‘District 9’ Sharlto Copley delivered an excellent performance turning out to be an unexpected but significant asset to the film.

Blompkamp’s next project currently titled ‘Elysium’ is destined to draw a lot of attention from filmgoers, though further details such as a release date or filming schedule remain to be announced.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.