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Hugh Jackman in Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi film ‘Chappie’

A follow-up to Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium',also features Sharlto Copley and Jose Pablo Cantillo.

Written by PTI | Los Angeles | September 30, 2013 4:40:35 pm

Hugh Jackman has confirmed that he is onboard for Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming sci-fi film ‘Chappie’

The film,a follow-up to Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’,also features Sharlto Copley and Jose Pablo Cantillo,said the Hollywood Reporter quoting Screen Daily.

Speaking at the Zurich Film Festival,Jackman said,”I am doing a role in Neill’s new film,called Chappie,which we shoot in Johannesburg. I’m there for a couple of weeks at the beginning of next year.”

Chappie,co-produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC,features a cast that includes Sharlto Copley and Jose Pablo Cantillo. ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ star Dev Patel is also in early talks for the film.

Its story revolves around a kidnapped robot that’s voiced by Copley. The film is slated for a March 27,2015 release.

The actor was at the Zurich Film Festival to accept the Golden Icon lifetime achievement award and screen his latest ‘Prisoners’,which is directed by Denis Villeneuve.

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