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Diego Luna snapped up 'Elysium' role without reading script
Aug. 11, 2013, 10:34 AM EST
Diego Luna signed up to star in
director Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi blockbuster "Elysium" without even reading the
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The "Y Tu Mama Tambien" star admits he was
so excited to land the opportunity to work with the "District 9" filmmaker, he
didn't hesitate to accept the role of Julio alongside leading man Matt Damon.
He tells NBCLatino.com, "My agent told me to never do that again - it's a
good idea to read the script before you say, 'yes'. But I am a huge fan of
Neill's work, and the chance to work with a young guy who has so much to say and
is so clear about his vision was amazing."