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Sigourney Weaver joins Chappie cast

Sigourney Weaver has joined the cast of sci-fi film Chappie just as it is going into production.

The Alien actress is the latest name to sign up to the project, which is about to begin filming in Johannesburg according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Chappie also stars Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel in a tale about a robot, Chappie, who is kidnapped by criminals during birth and becomes the adopted son of a strange, dysfunctional family.

District 9 actor Sharlto Copley is voicing Chappie and the film has been written and will be directed and produced by Neill Blomkamp.

Sigourney is also rumoured to have signed up to star in a sequel to Avatar, which is due to be released in 2016.

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