Hugh Laurie in talks to join 'RoboCop'
Published Jun 13 2012, 01:42 BST | By Kate Goodacre Hugh Laurie
is in talks to join the RoboCop
actor and musician is believed to be eyeing a key role in MGM's update of the Paul Verhoeven sci-fi movie.
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Laurie is in negotiations to portray the CEO of Omni Corp, the company which is responsible for creating RoboCop. According to Variety
, the character is described as "cold and sarcastic".RoboCop
will star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing
, Safe House
) in the title role.Samuel L Jackson was cast in the movie last week
as powerful TV mogul Pat Novak.Gary Oldman and Abbie Cornish
are also attached to the project.
Oldman is tipped to play the scientist who creates RoboCop, while W.E.
actress Cornish has been offered the role of RoboCop's wife, who believes that she has been widowed.
Filming on RoboCop
is expected to start in Toronto this September, with a release date of August 9, 2013
The remake will be directed by José Padilha from a screenplay by Gran Torino
writer Nick Schenk
, James Vanderbilt and Josh Zetumer.