Neill Blomkamps Elysium bags William Fichtner


William Fichtner has signed on to District 9 director Neill Blomkamp’s sophomore sci-fi feature Elysium .

He joins a stellar cast that already includes the A-list likes of Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley and Wagner Moura.

Set 150 years in the future, Elysium will pad its sci-fi out with similar social allegories to District 9 , while Blomkamp has described the film as “very violent and very unique”.

All we know about the plot is that Damon will play an ex-con, while Moura is the film’s central villain, and has a “crazy sense of humour”.

Fichtner is best known for his roles on television, with appearances in Prison Break , Invasion and Entourage . His most recent role on the big screen was Drive Angry 3D .

Elysium opens on 8 March, 2013.