Michael Keaton In 'Robocop,' Takes Role Once Pegged For Hugh Laurie
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Because there's always room for more Michael Keaton in the world, the under-appreciated star has joined the increasingly excellent cast of "Robocop." He'll play the villain in the remake, a role initially pegged for "House" star Hugh Laurie.
Due in theaters on Aug. 9, 2013, the new "Robocop" comes from "Elite Squad" director Jose Padilha. Joel Kinnaman stars as Alex Murphy/Robocop, with Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbie Cornish, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Michael K. Williams and Jennifer Ehle on board as well.
"Michael is the final addition to the amazing cast we have assembled for this film, and it is so great to have the last puzzle piece in place," Padilha said in a statement to THR. "It is thrilling that everything has come together to bring this innovative new vision of RoboCop to life. We’ve got a great script, a great cast, some killer ED-209s, and I can’t wait to get Alex Murphy back on the streets."
While Padilha is excited, not every
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