Dev Patel is one of those actors that seems to be charting a course for the A-list. He’s already starred in Slumdog Millionaire, The Last Airbender, and he’s a series regular on The Newsroom. That’s a lot of A-list all up in that resume.
Well, it looks as though Neil Blomkamp is attempting to get Dev Patel a starring role in his South African Robocopish movie Chappie.
Chappie is based on Blomkamp’s 2004 short film Tetra Vaal. Blomkamp regular Shartlo Copley is confirmed to appear in the film. No word yet on who or what Dev Patel could be playing.