Los Angeles: Hugh Jackman has confirmed that he is onboard for Neill Blomkamp`s upcoming sci-fi film `Chappie`
The film, a follow-up to Blomkamp`s `Elysium`, also features Sharlto Copley and Jose Pablo Cantillo, said the Hollywood Reporter quoting Screen Daily.
Speaking at the Zurich Film Festival, 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."
Chappie, co-produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC, features a cast that includes Sharlto Copley and Jose Pablo Cantillo. `Slumdog Millionaire` star Dev Patel is also in early talks for the film.
Its story revolves around a kidnapped robot that`s voiced by Copley. The film is slated for a March 27, 2015 release.
The actor was at the Zurich Film Festival to accept the Golden Icon lifetime achievement award and screen his latest `Prisoners`, which is directed by Denis Villeneuve.