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Dev Patel Wanted For Blomkamp's "Chappie"

By Garth Franklin Monday July 8th 2013 11:28PM
Dev Patel Wanted For Blomkamp's "Chappie"

Dev Patel ("Slumdog Millionaire," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel") is in early talks to star in Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi feature "Chappie" at MRC.

The story details are being kept top secret, but is based on the short film "Tetra Vaal" about a robotic police force patrolling the slums of South Africa.

Sharlto Copley has already been cast as a police robot working the shanty towns. Patel will play the human lead, a young man in the impoverished town.

Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell penned the script, while Simon Kinberg is producing. The project will be Blomkamp's first project post-"Elysium".

Source: Heat Vision

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