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.
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.