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William Fichtner will soon be joining Neill Blomkamp's Elysium

04.06.2011

Neill Blomkamp's ELYSIUM is about to add another member to the cast.

William Fichtner, who has been in a million different things from GO to THE DARK KNIGHT to the cancelled series PRISON BREAK, is in final negotiations to join the film. This will also re-team Fichtner with his co-star from CONTACT, Jodie Foster.

I sort of love that the project is so secretive. I know I've said this a million times, but with a director like Blomkamp, I think we are guaranteed something very cool. We basically have the same information on the movie that we've had for awhile now. It's a futuristic story said to be a social allegory in the same vein as DISTRICT 9. Syd Mead, the set designer for BLADE RUNNER, will also be doing set work for this film.

Fichtner should fit in quite nicely with Foster, Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, and Wagner Moura. Moura will play the powerful villain with a crazy sense of humor. Production on ELYSIUM will start in July with Sony set to release the film on March 8, 2013. I think it will definitely be worth the long wait.

Extra Tidbit: "It's Confederated Products. It's a different company, it's a different quality of product."
Source: Variety

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12:41PM on 04/07/2011
With all the casting and the story being kept under wraps, this is now one of my most anticipated movies of 2013!
With all the casting and the story being kept under wraps, this is now one of my most anticipated movies of 2013!
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1:42AM on 04/07/2011
Fichtner! chameleon as they come! To name one top performance-"Drowning Mona" he was hilarious,comedy/dark comedy is often the hardest to pull off for actors.
Fichtner! chameleon as they come! To name one top performance-"Drowning Mona" he was hilarious,comedy/dark comedy is often the hardest to pull off for actors.
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7:13AM on 04/07/2011
He walked away with that movie.
He walked away with that movie.
11:52PM on 04/06/2011

i can't

fucking wait for this movie.
fucking wait for this movie.
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10:37PM on 04/06/2011
nice..he was hilarious in Drive Angry
nice..he was hilarious in Drive Angry
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10:30PM on 04/06/2011
Ficthner is on my list of actors, with those like Guy Pearce and Jim Caviezel(sp?), who I can't understand why they aren't bigger stars b/c they are great in everything I see them in.
Ficthner is on my list of actors, with those like Guy Pearce and Jim Caviezel(sp?), who I can't understand why they aren't bigger stars b/c they are great in everything I see them in.
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9:54PM on 04/06/2011

WILLIAM FICHTNER

one of the greatest character actors of all time.

I would seriously love to see him headline some big movies. He was fucking awesome in Drive Angry.
one of the greatest character actors of all time.

I would seriously love to see him headline some big movies. He was fucking awesome in Drive Angry.
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9:23PM on 04/06/2011
BILL FICHTNER NEEDS MORE WORK!!!

This guy should have been winning awards for a while now.
BILL FICHTNER NEEDS MORE WORK!!!

This guy should have been winning awards for a while now.
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8:54PM on 04/06/2011

Great casting

Fichtner has been in a million things like you said, but it also one of the best underrated actors. He may have possibly been the best part of "Prison Break" and he didn't even join until Season 2.

But yeah, with all the little details on this film that are not getting, I'm super excited for this film.
Fichtner has been in a million things like you said, but it also one of the best underrated actors. He may have possibly been the best part of "Prison Break" and he didn't even join until Season 2.

But yeah, with all the little details on this film that are not getting, I'm super excited for this film.
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8:52PM on 04/06/2011
Fichtner is a great actor. Prison Break doesnt last 4 seasons without him and Robert Knepper.
Fichtner is a great actor. Prison Break doesnt last 4 seasons without him and Robert Knepper.
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