Cantillo to Star in “Chappie”

Following a come to Elysium moment, Jose Pablo Cantillo is heading back to the dark side…

The 34-year-old Costa Rican-American actor has joined the cast of Neill Blomkamp‘s next feature film, Chappie.

Jose Pablo Cantillo

The film follows a robot with artificial intelligence who is kidnapped by gangsters planning on using him for evil. 

Cantillo, best known for portraying Hector Salazar on FX‘s Sons of Anarchy and Ceasar Martinez on AMC’s The Walking Dead, will play a gangster named Yankie who hopes to use the robot for his own gain.

During the third season of The Walking Dead, Cantillo portrayed one of the Governor’s (David Morrissey) loyal henchmen.

He also appeared in Blomkamp’s most recent film, Elysium, starring Matt Damon. He portrayed a resident of Earth who operates on Damon’s character and then helps him kidnap a member of Elysium so they can hijack their way to the exclusive space station.

Cantillo will next appear in the indie film Solace opposite Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell.

Chappie, which will also star Sharlto Copley as the voice of the robot, is scheduled to be release on March 27, 2015.

Extended Trailer Released for Luna & Matt Damon’s “Elysium”

Diego Luna is preparing to have a sci-fi summer…

The 33-year-old Mexican actor forms part of the cast of the Matt Damon-starrer Elysium, which recently saw its extended trailer released.

Diego Luna in Elysium

The sci-fi film is set in the year 2154, during a time when a new caste system is in place. Earth is populated by the have-nots, while the privileged live in a veritable utopia aboard a massive spaceship.

Earth-bound ne’er-do-well Max Da Costa (Damon) gets some souped-up surgery and invades the ship monitored by Secretary of Defense Delacourt (Jodie Foster). Much battling ensues.

Elysium is the second feature from writer-director Neill Blomkamp, who earned an Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination for his 2009 debut District 9.

Along with Luna, Damon and Foster, Elysium stars Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Wagner Moura and Faran Tahir.

Sony Pictures will release the film on August 9.