In the eyes of casting directors, there is something very science-fictional about Alice Braga: I Am Legend. Blindness. Repo Men. Predators. Falling in line, writer/director Neill Blomkamp (District 9) will employ Braga to bring his vision of the future to life in Elysium. (Initially there was some Braga confusion. Deadline first reported that it was Sonia Braga who joined the film — the post has since been updated to reflect that it is in fact Sonia’s niece Alice who signed on.)
Braga joins Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, William Fichtner, Wagner Moura, and Sharlto Copley in Elysium, scheduled for release on March 1, 2013. The plot is a mystery for now, by the “unabashedly big movie” is said to take place 100 years in the future on another planet. Foster recently confirmed she will play “the head of an alien planet,” if that offers a clue about what you’re in for.