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Jason Cope, the South African actor will be seen alongside Karl Urban, Olivia Thirby and Leena Heady amongst others in 'Dredd' this September. The movie has a sci-fi plot based in future.
For those who are wondering where he was seen last, guys he is the same actor who we all saw in Academy Awards nominated 'District 9' in 2009. He also plays a field reporter in a satire based show 'Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola'. His TV outings have been good and gratifying. The actor who is an alumnus of Kent State University wanted to give something back. He donated one million dollars to the university. At the time there was some controversy surrounding a 12 year old fraud case in which Cope was involved as he was a broker at that time. Some students questioned it and under the circumstances Cope withdrew back the donation.
It was something that should not have happened. The actor had to pay penalty in the case though we do not know the amount. The actor denied his involvement saying he was not aware of the deal. But the court did not exempt him from the case. But it is all over and in the past now.
At the time though there seems to be no controversy in the actor's life and he is concentrating on his career. There is not much news about his other forthcoming movie projects. With Dredd he might get many more in his bag. Only in September will we know more. Till then keep waiting!