Hugh Jackman takes Neil Blomkamp’s CHAPPIE Prisoner
Hugh Jackman continues to prove his range having starred in Prisoners, The Wolverine and Les Miserables this past year. ScreenDaily reports that Jackman has joined Neil Blomkamp’s next film, Chappie. The news was revealed during an interview Jackman made while attending the Zurich Film Festival in support of Prisoners.
Here is what he had to say:
“But I am doing a role in Neill’s new film, called Chappie, which we shoot in Johannesburg. I’m there for a couple of weeks at the beginning of next year.”
Blomkamp’s last film Elysium looked beautiful, but lacked a story. Chappie tells the story “of a robot, voiced by Blomkamp regular Sharlto Copley, who gets stolen by two gangsters who plan to use him for their criminal purposes. Experimental South African rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser will portray the hoodlums.”
It is not known what role Jackman will play, but this sounds like a film I would like to see. We will let you know when more details are available.