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'Elite Squad' actor cast in 'Elysium'

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Wagner Moura in Elite Squad 2

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Elite Squad actor Wagner Moura has been cast opposite Matt Damon in the upcoming Elysium.

Moura is to star as a villain battling Damon on another planet 100 years in the future, Latino Review reports.

The actor is known for playing Colonel Nascimento in the Brazilian franchise, which raked in more at the box office in Brazil than Avatar.

Elysium will also star Sharlto Copley, whose breakout role was in helmer Neill Blomkamp's extraterrestrial film District 9.

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