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Diego Luna now circling a role in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium

06.09.2011by: Jake Dee

After creating quite the stir with DISTRICT 9, Neill Blomkamp is assembling a hell of a cast for his follow up, ELYSIUM...

According to Variety, Mexican actor Diego Luna (seen right) is in discussions to star in Blomkamp's future-set alien epic. Word is Luna will play a character named Julio, who is the best friend of Matt Damon's character.

If all goes well, Luna will also join Alice Braga (below), Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner and Wagner Moura, in a tale of humans and aliens doing battle on Earth. Production on the flick commences this summer, though it doesn't come to theaters until March 1st, 2013.

As for Luna, he continues to impress. He recently wrapped the Will Ferrell comedy CASA DE MI PADRE and has the star studded thriller CONTRABAND due in theaters next March.

Extra Tidbit: You diggin' the international cast Blomkamp is assembling for ELYSIUM?
Source: Variety

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