September 30, 2013
Hugh Jackman And Dev Patel Join Neill Blomkamp's CHAPPIE Which Stars Die Antwoord And Shartlo Copley
ScreenDaily has word from Hugh Jackman that the actor has a role in Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi comedy Chappie. The film set in South Africa focuses on android police officer (voiced by Sharlto Copley) stolen by gangsters (Die Antwoord) for their own means. Deadline adds that Jackman will play a rival of Dev Patel's (Newsroom, Slumdog Millionaire) character. Chappie is a feature vision of Blomkamp's short film Tetra Vaal.
“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.”