Deadline is reporting that Sigourney Weaver has joined the cast of writer-director Neil Blomkamp’s Chappie. The Oscar nominee joins a cast that already includes Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Brandon Auret, Ninja and Yolandi Visser of the South African rap duo Die Antwoord and Sharlto Copley who is voicing the title character Chappie.
Chappie was written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell. I tells the story of the “preternaturally gifted robot Chappie, who’s kidnapped by two criminals during birth.”
Filming is underway in Johannesburg, South Africa.