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Abbie Cornish In Talks To Play Joel Kinnaman's Wife In 'Robocop' Remake

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist June 8, 2012 at 11:55AM

Last year wasn't a great one for Australian actress Abbie Cornish. She's been high on our radars since Cate Shortland's great "Somersault" (which also introduced the world to Sam Worthington) in 2004, and looked as if she might break out to the big time with a great performance in Jane Campion's "Bright Star" three years back, and 2011 saw her appear in a number of high profile projects. But while she starred in the sleeper hit "Limitless" (albeit in a thankless role), she also featured in "W.E." and "Sucker Punch," which numbered among the two most painful cinemagoing experiences of last year. And while she was in contention for major parts in films like "Prometheus," "The Great Gatsby" and "The Invisible Woman," she was beaten out for each of them.
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Abbie Cornish

Last year wasn't a great one for Australian actress Abbie Cornish. She's been high on our radars since Cate Shortland's great "Somersault" (which also introduced the world to Sam Worthington) in 2004, and looked as if she might break out to the big time with a great performance in Jane Campion's "Bright Star" three years back, and 2011 saw her appear in a number of high profile projects. But while she starred in the sleeper hit "Limitless" (albeit in a thankless role), she also featured in "W.E." and "Sucker Punch," which numbered among the two most painful cinemagoing experiences of last year. And while she was in contention for major parts in films like "Prometheus," "Savages," "The Great Gatsby" and "The Invisible Woman," she was beaten out for each of them.

Fortunately, things are looking up these days: she won praise for her performance in Tribeca film "The Girl," has Martin McDonagh's "Seven Psychopaths" on the way, and is signed on to both Brad Silberling's "An Ordinary Man" and Greg McLean's "Kill Me Three Times" in the near future. And now it looks like she's venturing back into tentpole territory, as Deadline report that she's in negotiations to play the wife of Joel Kinnaman's lead character in the remake of sci-fi actioner "Robocop."

Should the actress sign on, she'll join "The Killing" star Kinnaman as the mangled policeman-turned-cybernetic crimefighter, Gary Oldman as the scientist who creates her, and, most recently, Samuel L. Jackson as a TV mogul. "Elite Squad" helmer Jose Padilha is directing, which along with the impressive cast, means that, while we question the need for a remake, we're certainly a little more intrigued than we are for some of the other 80s action redos like "Total Recall" and "Highlander." Filming gets underway in the next few months, and it'll hit theaters on August 9th, 2013.

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