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Hugh Laurie is in negotiations to play the villain in Robocop

Jun. 12, 2012by:

I guess ROBOCOP aims to please.

Hugh Laurie is in negotiations to play the villain of the remake. This is great news! Let House have all the roles!

Laurie will join Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson in the story centered on, "a cop named Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) who is brought back from the brink of death and turned into a cyborg police officer." Oldman plays Robocop's creator, while Jackson takes on the role of a media mogul.

Who does that leave Laurie as? The actor will move into the role of "the evil and ultra-rich CEO of Omnicorp, the company that makes Robocop." Does this mean he has the Dick Jones role? No other details here.

Seems that Jose Padilha really wants you to see his remake.

Source: THR

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5:58PM on 06/13/2012
I can just see Hugh grabbing Gary Oldman's hair and saying "You just... f&%"!d with the wrong guy!"
I can just see Hugh grabbing Gary Oldman's hair and saying "You just... f&%"!d with the wrong guy!"
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5:33PM on 06/13/2012
Textbook casting would be Oldman's and Laurie's characters vice versa'd.

This is interesting.

Not worried about Padilha, neither should anyone else be.
Textbook casting would be Oldman's and Laurie's characters vice versa'd.

This is interesting.

Not worried about Padilha, neither should anyone else be.
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4:49PM on 06/13/2012

To quote Emil:

I LIKE IT!
I LIKE IT!
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2:42PM on 06/13/2012
Not to nit-pick , but Dick Jones wasn't the CEO of Omnicorp, the 'Old Man' was.
Not to nit-pick , but Dick Jones wasn't the CEO of Omnicorp, the 'Old Man' was.
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10:39AM on 06/13/2012
This sounds freaking awesome. Gary Oldman and Hugh Laurie in one flick is sweet deal.
This sounds freaking awesome. Gary Oldman and Hugh Laurie in one flick is sweet deal.
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7:05AM on 06/13/2012

bitches

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4:37AM on 06/13/2012

You better pray that that unholy monster of yours doesn't screw up.

excellent casting so far. i still havent seen Elite Squad to know enough about the director but Im psyched!
excellent casting so far. i still havent seen Elite Squad to know enough about the director but Im psyched!
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4:34AM on 06/13/2012
The first bit of news about this movie that actually has me curious and/or interested.
The first bit of news about this movie that actually has me curious and/or interested.
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4:15AM on 06/13/2012
I don't think they've confirmed if this will still be set in Detroit. If it's still set in Detroit, a city that's still so corrupt they're about to go bankrupt this Friday, then I'm down with this remake.

As a Detroit-er however, if they decide to move this to some other city I'm gonna have to pass on general principle.
I don't think they've confirmed if this will still be set in Detroit. If it's still set in Detroit, a city that's still so corrupt they're about to go bankrupt this Friday, then I'm down with this remake.

As a Detroit-er however, if they decide to move this to some other city I'm gonna have to pass on general principle.
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2:11AM on 06/13/2012

AWESOME!!

wow they are really trying to get some good names in this thing! Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jones, and now Hugh Laurie! I hope this doesn't turn out to be one of those films with big name talent, but a crappy project!
wow they are really trying to get some good names in this thing! Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jones, and now Hugh Laurie! I hope this doesn't turn out to be one of those films with big name talent, but a crappy project!
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12:25AM on 06/13/2012
Worst case scenario: Street Kings with Robots.
Worst case scenario: Street Kings with Robots.
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11:33PM on 06/12/2012

WHOA!

It seems they're really fighting tooth & neils with old fans'(like myself) pre-existing reservations to attract interest....Well, I'm (finally) sold!!
It seems they're really fighting tooth & neils with old fans'(like myself) pre-existing reservations to attract interest....Well, I'm (finally) sold!!
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11:23PM on 06/12/2012
I still think they should bring back Kurtwood Smith.
I still think they should bring back Kurtwood Smith.
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2:12AM on 06/13/2012
who?
who?
2:58AM on 06/13/2012
No one else could play Clarence Boddicker
No one else could play Clarence Boddicker
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