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'Elysium' Stars One-on-One

ABC's Carrie Halperin sits down with Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley.
3:17 | 08/08/13

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Let's fast forward a 150 years the gulf between rich and -- is more than just a few miles it's the difference between. And that's the premise of the new scifi fantasy starring Matt Damon set against a backdrop of a world where the lead of abandoned earth for a better life. Our digital news associate carry helper -- sitting down with the style. -- it's one of the most and we didn't movies of the summer while her hair care products from the Obama camp the director of the -- I hit district nine. Starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster -- The premise in the years when he won 542. Classes of people exist. Future. In in the museum basically there's this giant is orbital habitat called -- him it's kind of sits up like a 120. Kilometers off. Above the earth and all the rich people are living up there and everybody else is on earth was his Third World planet. Totally resource starved and overpopulated. And my character Max is a guy who. You know grew up as an orphan and always wanted to get to a museum but he he'd be basically has now resigned to just living on earth and he's working at a factory. And just making his way through life. Until he gets immediate. As -- head is in a desperate need to get to release him before he dies. You can save everyone -- and I got. In May be a summer blockbuster but this -- address deeper issues at the core of the film is a struggle with immigration. It's like a big fund summer action movie. But but like district nine it's got a -- and deeper -- working in. See you can enjoy it really on any level that you ought to recreate a vision of futuristic Los Angeles that -- -- Shot in some of the slums of Mexico City. Cast to play the illness -- Kruger mercenaries were -- heard from the elite of the museum. Was a director's longtime friend. South African actor Charlton. -- for -- is more of a masterful -- it is a science fiction futuristic pieces taking. It's showing you an intensified drug dramatized version of pretty much the way the world works at the month. Like art imitating life it looks like Los Angeles -- and setting a futuristic civilization. But Matt Damon's teacher as well. -- -- -- concerning production company yeah. We're excited about it you know we've got we've had a deal together for a long time but when he won them the Oscar for best picture we were kind of like. Usually get offices -- think you know. So we're we're we're -- procedures. Carry Halperin ABC news Los Angeles. Alex -- just -- really intense right as a whole Alaska. It's an onion many layers. Check this out the director apparently didn't -- -- Hollywood star when he initially was trying to cast this film because he didn't want to lose control of the script -- -- Matt Damon had to convince some that he was good fit. The directors initial yes the director's an initial choice. -- -- star of the film -- and the -- Wow that would have an instinctive how -- would you know what -- he campaigned for -- part the script must be pretty good at rhetoric Mueller must be pretty good across when. And campaign and he's probably three innings and opens tomorrow nationwide.

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