'Elysium' Gets Diego Luna

The actor will play Julio, the best friend to Matt Damon's character in Neill Blomkamp's mysterious sci-fi project.
Diego Luna has landed a role in Elysium
Diego Luna has landed a role in Elysium
Actor Diego Luna has joined the cast of the anticipated sci-fi adventure Elysium for Sony Pictures and Media Rights Capital.

Diego Luna will play Julio, the best friend of Matt Damon's character. Oddly enough, this is the most information we have so far on Matt Damon's role. Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, and Alice Braga have already joined the cast of Elysium.

Neill Blomkamp will direct Elysium from his own original screenplay, which is rumored to be set 100 years in the future on another planet. Bill Block and Simon Kinberg are producing.

Production is scheduled to start sometime this summer.

Elysium was released August 9th, 2013 and stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Diego Luna, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Brandon Auret. The film is directed by Neill Blomkamp.



Sources: Variety

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Comments (5)

  1. m2

    Very good. Can't wait to see him in Casa de mi Padre as well.

    3 years agoby @m2Flag

  2. skywise

    Sounding good.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. K-Man

    I think this is really going to be great! If District 9 was his first film.....I can only imagine how great his second film will be!

    3 years agoby @k-manFlag

  4. the Narrator

    I'm interested as to how big this films budget will be. Seeing what Blomkamp did with $30mil in District 9 was a huge surprise, as well as a huge burden (no doubt lightened by WETA's awesomeness). Also, is Peter Jackson still executive producing this, or no? Just curious...

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  5. Dan

    I dunno who this guy is, but cool I guess.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag