Jodie Foster Distancing Herself From Neill Blomkamp?
Jodie Foster is currently working with Roman Polanski, on his new film God of Carnage, and it has been widely assumed that she’ll be one of the primary stars of Neill Blomkamp‘s second feature, Elysium, alongside Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley. However the actress says that the deal isn’t quite set, which begs the question, is she moving away from the role, or are the contracts are just taking more time?
She talked to Empire, responding to a question about her role in Elysium with,
Actually, I’m not on that movie! I don’t know how that got out there. Well, I’m not not on it, but I’m not booked or involved in a deal yet. People want to jump the gun on Neill because he’s the new David Fincher or whatever. And I get why – I love him and District 9 was my favourite film of 2009. But we’re just not at that time in the process yet…
Interesting answer. This is a woman who has been around a long time, so perhaps she’s just being quite matter of fact about the dealmaking process, and we should take this as nothing more than “we’re still hammering things out.” But it also sounds like she isn’t nearly as set for the role as the rumours would have us believe. One way or the other we should know soon, given that Elysium is reportedly set to shoot starting late this spring, with production kicking off in Vancouver before moving to Mexico.