We have been waiting for many years to see Hugh Laurie return to the big screen and it looks like it may be coming to reality soon. Variety reports that the House, M.D. star is in negotiations to join Jose Padilha’s remake of Robocop as the ruthlessly evil CEO of Omni Corp, the corporation behind the creation of Robocop.
The character looks like a perfect fit for Laurie, who has elevated his role as the misanthropic Dr. House to iconic levels. While this likely won’t stretch Laurie’s acting chops much, here is hoping he will attract more movie roles in the near future.
This is the latest interesting development in the casting of the film, which is set to star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) in the title role and Gary Oldman as the scientist responsible for creating Robocop. Last weekend, we also reported Samuel L. Jackson and Abbie Cornish were in talks to join the film as a media mogul and Kinnaman’s wife respectively.
Production is set to begin this September in Toronto for an August 9, 2013 release date.
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