Hugh Jackman in Neill Blomkamp`s sci-fi film `Chappie`

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.


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