There’s been an update on Neill Blomkamp’s sophomore feature Elysium. According to Latino Review a pivotal role has been cast — the villain. A movie is only as good as its writing and of course the protagonist and antagonist. The site claims that a Brazilian actor by the name of Wagner Moura has been tapped to star opposite a couple of Hollywood heavyweights.

The plot for Elysium has been described as being set in the far future (100 years to be exact) on another planet and is filled with many sociopolitical ideas wrapped up inside a Hollywood action film. Any and all other details regarding the story are being kept under lock and key.

The cast of Elysium currently includes Oscar winners Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, and District 9 star Sharlto Copley. Moura has been steadily working in his native country for over 10 years and he’s best known for his role in the action films Elite Squad 1 and 2. Have any of you guys seen either film?

We haven’t seen any of his work, but he must be pretty good for Blomkamp to hire him for his next highly anticipated feature..

What do you think of Moura being cast in the film? Are you familiar with his previous work?