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Diego Luna to Be Matt Damon's BFF in 'Elysium'

June 10, 2011 (7:50 am) GMT
Words are, the Mexican actor is in discussions to take the role of Julio, Damon's best friend, in the upcoming science fiction movie.

"" is likely to welcome another actor as a cast member. , 's co-star in "", is reported to be in negotiations to star in the forthcoming science fiction movie.

Variety broke the news, reporting that the 31-year-old actor will take the role of Julio, the best friend of 's character in the flick. So far, the cast line-up includes , and in addition to Damon.

Production is scheduled to take place this summer to meet U.S. release of March 1, 2013. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, this movie will reportedly contain "many socio-political ideas". Additionally, it is set 150 years in the future, with Foster starring as the head of state on an alien planet.

A Mexican actor, Luna is best known for his role in 2001's "Y Tu Mama Tambien". He also had some supporting roles in American films, including "Before Night Falls", "" and "". He will portray Gonzalo in "", starring opposite .

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