Thursday, June 14, 2012

NEWS - Hugh Laurie in talks to play Robocop villain.

The best bit of movie news for this week has come from an 80's film being remade for a release next year. That film is Robocop that was released thirty years ago, starred Peter Weller, and directed by Paul Verhoeven. That film is now being remade and the actor to play Murphy/Robocop is The Killing actor Joel Kinneman. This may be a bit of a surprise to some but given his performances in The Killing I'm sure he can pull it off. Recently there has also been news that Gary Oldman is to play Robocop's creator, and Samuel L Jackson and Abbie Cornish are also set to star.

The latest news then comes from the studio approaching Hugh Laurie to play the villain of the film, which will be a change of tact for an actor who is best known for playing a doctor in House. Could this be a piece of genius casting or is it completely against type? I'm not sure what to expect of it but if he is cast then it will just be another great actor added to the list of great actors set to appear potentially in a great film. Watch this space.

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