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The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly provides us with our first official look at Matt Damon in Elysium, director Neill Blomkamp’s long-secretive followup to District 9.
The film, which opens March 1, 2013, also stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Sonia Braga. and Diego Luna. Here’s the newly minted synopsis:
In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government offcial, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
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