First Picture Of Matt Damon in ELYSIUM

By AMC July 5, 2012

Fans of director Neill Blomkamp's 2009 sci-fi drama "District 9" have been anxiously awaiting updates on his follow-up film, "Elysium," starring Matt Damon.

As a tease of what we can expect from the film, Entertainment Weekly has provided the first image of Damon in the futuristic thriller.

Take a look at the full image and synopsis for the film below.


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 official 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.

Blomkamp directs a cast that includes Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, Alice Braga and Diego Luna.

"Elysium" opens in AMC Theatres on March 1, 2013.

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