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Hugh Jackman Confirms Role In Neill Blomkamp's Sci-Fi Film 'Chappie'

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The film also features Sharlto Copley and Jose Pablo Cantillo.

Hugh Jackman says he's onboard for Neill Blomkamp's latest sci-fi title, Chappie

Speaking at the Zurich Film Festival, the Prisoners star mentioned that he's been added to the cast for Blomkamp's Elysium follow-up.

"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," the actor said at a presser, as quoted by Screen Daily

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Chappie, co-produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC, features a cast that includes Sharlto Copley (The A-Team) and Jose Pablo Cantillo (The Walking Dead).  Dev Patel (The Newsroom) is also in early talks to be featured, THR reported in August. 

The film centers on a kidnapped robot that's voiced by Copley. The title has set a March 27, 2015, release date. 

Jackman was at the Zurich Film Festival to accept the Golden Icon lifetime achievement honor and screen Prisoners, the Denis Villeneuve-directed thriller that debuted at Telluride in August.