Hugh Laurie to Get Villainous for José Padilha’s ROBOCOP Remake

Just two days ago, we brought you the news when the lovely Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch, Seven Psychopaths) entered into talks to join the cast of director José Padilha‘s (Elite Squad, Elite Squad 2) forthcoming remake of RoboCop asRoboCop as the wife of the title character, who thinks she is a widow.

Now, Variety reports that Hugh Laurie (House M.D., Mister Pip) is in talks to join the cast of RoboCop as the villainous CEO of Omni Corp, which creates the title character for its own gain.

RoboCop is slated to hit theaters on August 9th, 2013.

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