Neill Blomkamps sci-fi Elysium gets a villain

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Wagner Moura has joined the cast of Neill Blomkamp’s sophomore feature Elysium as the film’s central villain.

The Brazilian actor is most recognisable for his work in action films Elite Squad and Elite Squad 2 , and will appear in Elysium alongside Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley and Jodie Foster.

Heat Vision report that his character will be the antagonist to Matt Damon’s ex-con lead, with the story set on another planet 100 years in the future.

They add that Moura’s character will have a “crazy sense of humour”, which we reckon is code for 'he’s completely and utterly bonkers'.

Elysium opens in cinemas 8 March, 2013.