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Matt Damon Joining District 9 Director’s New Film

Since Liz Lemon is giving Matt Damon plenty of time off and the Bourne series has moved on without him, Damon finds himself in kind of a fun place for an A-list actor: He's got a fairly wide-open schedule next year with no franchise attachments. And so it is that after filming Cameron Crowe's We Bought a Zoo (and probably before he starts lensing Steven Soderbergh's long-promised Liberace), he'll star in Elysium, the new sci-fi film from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. Sharlto Copley has already boarded the outer-space adventure, which still doesn't have a studio distributor. [Deadline]