Earlier today itold you that Taylor Swift and Alex Skarsgard will be in Cape Town from the 7th October to start filming The Giver, but don’t feel hard done by Jozi folks. Next year Hugh Jackman will be in Johannesburg filming Neil Blomkamp’s new movie Chappie. The District 9 and Elysium director will begin filming Chappie in 2014 and it also stars Ninja and Yolandi from Die Antwoord as well as Sharlto Copley.
Chappie is another Blomkamp sci-fi project and according to Cinema Blend “Chappie refers to a robot member of the Johannesburg police force, as voiced by Blomkamp regular Sharlto Copley. He’s stolen by a criminal gang who plan on using him for their own nefarious purposes. Ninja and Yolandi Visser, members of the South African musical duo Die Antwoord, will star as the thieves, and Walking Dead regular Jose Pablo Cantillo will star as a gangster named Yankie who wants to exploit Chappie’ A.I”
As far as i know Jackman’s character in the movie is set to be a CEO.
Jackman revealed to Screen Daily that he has a part in the upcoming film:
“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 film follows two gangsters who steal a robot to use for their own shady means. Screen Daily adds that they think they know who Jackman is playing in the film:
“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” [Screen Daily]
Now you know.