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Rot-oh! Hugh Laurie: RoboCop

by | 13th, June 2012

DID you know that there was a remake of RoboCop afoot? You have 20 seconds to comply with your answer. Did you know that Hugh Laurie is likely to be involved in it? Imagine him in his Jeeves & Wooster guise, mincing around burning debris and killer androids!

Alas, Hugh won’t be playing Jose Padilha’s RoboCop, rather, getting the gig of being the chief baddie in the film. Classic ‘Get An Englishman To Play The Baddie’ move from Hollywood there. Alan Rickman will be furious!

MGM has yet to confirm the report, but Variety has learned that Laurie is expected to star as the evil CEO of Omni Corp. Omni Corp are, of course, the company who create RoboCop for their own gain and it all goes haywire!

Apparently, Gary Oldman will play the scientist who creates RoboCop, Abbie Cornish who will star as the protagonist’s conflicted wife, and Samuel L. Jackson who will portray a patriotic media mogul. Decent cast thus far and, best of all, this film has Expensive B-Movie written all over it!



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