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Matt Damon may star in Neill Blomkamp's 'Elysium'




Last week we said Neill Blomkamp was reteaming with pal Sharlto Copley for his next big project, Elysium. What's new this week is that movie is on the hunt for a big-name star in one Matt Damon. says Damon is in talks to star in the sci-fi film, the plot of which is being guarded more closely than the truth about Anderson Cooper. Production company Media Rights Capital is bankrolling both Elysium and Damon's next movie, The Adjustment Bureau, a George Nolfi vehicle costarring Emily Blunt.

We don't need to tell you what happened the last time a director created a sci-fi story under a shroud of secrecy -- no, we're not thinking Avatar, but rather The Book of Eli. That did wonders for the Hughes Brothers and  Denzel Washington, didn't it?

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[Last modified: Friday, December 10, 2010 3:29pm]


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