Hugh Jackman Cast In Neill Blomkamp’s New Sci-Fi Robot And Gangsters Movie, Chappie

As we’ve known for a good while,the title role in Neill Blomkamp‘s Chappie has gone to Sharlto Copley. He’ll be playing the role of a law enforcement robot through performance capture.

Also in the cast are Ninja and Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord as a pair of gangsters who try to reprogram Chappie for their own ends, and Dev Patel as… well, we don’t know what. I’m going to take a punt on the info I have and say he’s going to be a computer hacker, but that’s as close to a guess as might be. Will he be the one who reprograms Chappie?

The latest addition to this most eclectic cast is Hugh Jackman, who broke the news himself in a press conference for Prisoners at the Zurich Film Festival.

According to Screen Daily, Jackman said:

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.

UPDATE: Actually, you can hear Jackman’s full comments for yourself in a video of the press conference.

From what little extra info I have, it would seem that Jackman is playing a CEO who ends up on the wrong side of the gangsters. He’s apparently quite a resourceful character, though…

Chappie will be a greatly expanded version of some ideas in Blomkamp’s short Tetra Vaal. Here’s that now, in case you’ve never seen it before.

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