Pic from 'District 9' helmer to star Damon, Foster

Sony will distribute “District 9” helmer Neill Blomkamp’s “Elysium” starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and “District’s” Sharlto Copley.

Bill Block and Simon Kinberg will produce.

Project, financed by Media Rights Capital, is slated for a late 2012 release.

“I have a brilliant relationship with Sony,” said Blomkamp in a statement. “I loved them during “District 9,” they 100% get this film and they get me. Elysium is in very good hands.”

Script was shopped around this morning by MRC execs.

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