Matt Damon is in early negotiations to star in Neill Blomkamp's scifi film Elysium for Media Rights Capital. Damon will join District 9's Sharlto Copley in a film that is shrouded in secrecy. While a Damon commitment--they're in the early stages of deal making right now--will make Elysium a more enticing piece of business, MRC won't take it out to distributors until next year. It will come to the market when it has its major cast.
The movie also stars Hollywood actor Matt Damon as La Boeuf, and the talented star also discussed True Grit with Empire. He believes the film is very special and recalled a conversation he had with the cinematographer Roger Deakins on set.
"We were sitting by the camera during a set-up, and I whispered to him, 'I think this one might be special.’ And he said, ‘Oh yeah. This one is,’” beamed Matt.