A replacement for Hugh Laurie (“Street Kings”) in the new “Robocop” film has already been found.
Deadline reported yesterday that the role will now be taken over by none other than Michael Keaton (“Batman”).
Keaton has had some pretty good experience playing bad guys in the past (“Desperate Measures”), and he plays crazy pretty well (“Beetlejuice”), so he seems like a pretty solid choice to play the film’s villain.
The last big film he was in was “The Other Guys” where he delivered quite the comedic performance, and proved that he was ready and deserving of a second chance at the big screen.
I am glad that moment has finally come, and I can’t wait to see him in the antagonist role of Raymond Sellars, the CEO of Omnicorp (the corporation that builds Robocop).
The movie currently stars Joel Kinnaman (“Darkest Hour”) as the titular character with: Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, and Abbie Cornish filling out the supporting cast. Production starts next month for an August 9th, 2013 release date.
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