When Neill Blomkamp made District 9, his star was Sharlto Copley, a man who had never done any acting outside of Alive in Joburg, the short film that inspired the sci-fi feature. For Blomkamp's follow-up, Elysium, however, he's going a different route. In addition to Copley, Matt Damon has been attached to the project, and now Blomkamp has signed Jodie Foster.

Deadline reports that Foster has cast in the film, despite the fact that the project hasn't even been sold to studios yet. Because no details about the movie's plot have been released, it is unknown what kind of character that the actress will be playing, though it is known that Elysium will qualify as science-fiction. Foster's next film, The Beaver, which she both starred in and directed, will be released in April of this year.

As a fan of Jodie Foster's work, it's really great to see her come back. Thanks to all of the Mel Gibson issues, we haven't seen her in a film since 2008's Nim's Island, which is just far too long. She's also set up to co-star alongside John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz, and Kate Winslet in Roman Polanski's God of Carnage, so it looks like this could be a very authentic comeback and we here at Cinema Blend welcome it.

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