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CHAPPIE (2015) Hugh Jackman cast in Neill Blomkamp Film

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Hugh Jackman cast in Chappie. The casting of Hugh Jackman in Chappie (2015) answers the question of whether or not the star would appear in the film. Hugh Jackman will be playing a supporting role in the film, “a ‘resourceful’ CEO who has some beef with the gangsters.”

Hugh Jackman revealed his involvement via an interview:

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.

We previously published these Chappie articles:

Chappie (2015): Neill Blomkamp’s Film Gets A Release Date

Chappie‘s plot synopsis: based on Neill Blomkamp’s short film, “Chappie tells the story of a robot imbued with artificial intelligence who is stolen by two local gangsters who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes. The film will star Sharlto Copley as the voice of Chappie, with Ninja and Yolandi Visser, voices of the South African Zef counter-culture movement and members of rap-rave duo Die Antwoord, as the two gangsters.”

Chappie also stars Sharlto Copley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Brandon Auret, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Yolandi Visser, and Ninja.

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Source: Slashfilm, Screen Daily, Bleeding Cool

 

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