Hugh Laurie Will NOT Be In ROBOCOP

Hugh Laurie Will NOT Be In ROBOCOP

Two months ago Variety reported that actor Hugh Laurie was in negotiations to play a villain in the upcoming remake of Robocop, but now sources say talks have ceased.



In June Variety reported that Hugh Laurie was in negotiations to play, "the cold, sarcastic CEO of Omni Corp, which creates the title character." That lead many to assume that it was for the role of Dick Jones, which was played by Ronny Cox in the original 1987 film. But now Variety's Jeff Sneider is reporting that Laurie has pulled out of negotiations.




Check out this funny moment that Joel Kinnaman had during an interview on Swedish television




RoboCop will be directed by Jose Padilha and star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) in the lead role of Alex Murphy/Robocop. The film also stars: Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel and Abbie Cornish. The remake will be in theaters August 9th, 2013.

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