Jodie Foster enlisted for Elysium

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster was clearly as big a fan of Neill Blomkamp’s smashing sci-fi debut District 9 as everybody else – she’s just signed on to star in the director’s top secret sophomore film.

Though plot details are strictly confidential at present, we know that Elysium is set in the distant future on another planet – one presumably not called Pandora.

Foster joins Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley, rounding out an impressively diverse, heavyweight selection of actors. We wonder if she’ll get to kick many bottoms.

Deadline report that the film has yet to be pitched to studios – but with a cast like that all willing and able, we imagine there’s a bidding war on the horizon.

Foster’s next film, The Beaver starring Mel Gibson and Anton Yelchin, opens later this year.