‘Drive Angry’s William Fichtner Joining ‘Elysium’

William Fichtner, who was one of the strongest aspects in Patrick Lussier’s Drive Angry 3D, is in final negotiations to re-team with his Contact co-star Jodie Foster in Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi epic Elysium, reports Variety.

Sony is set to distribute the MRC pic, which also stars Matt Damon, Brazilian thesp Wagner Moura and Blomkamp’s District 9 hero Sharlto Copley.

Plot details remain scarce, though the futuristic story is said to be in the same social-allegory vein as District 9 but on a much bigger scale.

Bill Block and Simon Kinberg are producing the pic, which is scheduled to start production in July, with Sony set to release the film on March 8, 2013.William Fichtner