Actors Who Almost Got the Part
12:55 AM PDT, August 18, 2014
In a recent interview with Wired, Elysium director Neill Blomkamp revealed that he initially offered Eminem the role of Max De Costa, though the rapper turned it down because Blomkamp could not meet his demand to shoot the film in his hometown of Detroit. Matt Damon eventually ended up taking the role, when the Oscar winner was impressed by the director's vision for the highly anticipated sci-fi film. Elysium hits theaters on August 9, 2013.