Tony Winner Hugh Jackman Cast in Sci-Fi Film "Chappie"
30 Sep 2013
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Tony winner Hugh Jackman has joined the cast of "Chappie," Deadline.com reports.
The science fiction film, written by Neill Blomkamp ("District 9", "Elysium") and set in South Africa, will follow an android police officer who is kidnapped by gangsters.
The cast also includes Dev Patel ("The Newsroom," "Slumdog Millionaire") as Jackson's rival.
Oscar nominee Jackman's film credits include "Prisoners," "The Wolverine," "Les Misérables" and "X-Men." He has performed on Broadway in The Boy From Oz, A Steady Rain and Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.