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Matt Damon to star in Elysium?

Matt Damon is in talks to star in Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi film Elysium.

The District 9 director has already reteamed with Sharlto Copley, who starred in his hit alien movie, for the project and now Deadline reports Matt is in negotiations to join the cast.

Elysium is shrouded in secrecy but reportedly it will be set in the future, and like the acclaimed District 9, which earned four Oscar nominations, will have an underlying social message.

The film is gathering a cast before it is pitched to studios for distribution, and having Matt on board will certainly be a boost for Neill, who made a hit out of indie project District 9, starring an unknown cast of South African actors.

A source told Deadline last week: "Neill is taking meetings all over town. There is a lot of interest from every studio, and they have been working out a budget and are now meeting with actor reps".

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