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Hugh Laurie Drops 'RoboCop'; Christoph Waltz Sought For 'Candy Store' With Brad Pitt & Denzel Washington, Plot Details Emerge

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 24, 2012 at 10:38AM

Here's a quick update on two movies -- one with an actor leaving, another someone coming on board, so read on below...
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Here's a quick update on two movies -- one with an actor leaving, another someone coming on board, so read on below...

It looks like Jose Padilha's "RoboCop" remake will need to find a new villain as Variety reports that "House" star Hugh Laurie has pulled out of negotiations for the film. He was eyeing the role of CEO of Omni Corp., who creates RoboCop for his own gain. With production gearing up soon for a release date that is now less than a year away, we're guessing the search for someone to fill the role is going to be intense. Any suggestions? The studio is apparently eyeing Clive Owen among others as possibility. Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Abbie Cornish, Jennifer Ehle, Michael K.Williams and Marianne Jean-Baptiste, "RoboCop" patrols on August 9, 2013.

Meanwhile, it seems Stephen Gaghan's script for the thriller, "Candy Store," is drawing serious heat. Yesterday it was revealed that Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx were all eyeing roles in the movie, and now The Wrap reports that Christoph Waltz now has an offer to star as well. But even more, some plot details about the untitled movie have emerged.

Set to be directed by Gaghan as well, the story follows a deep cover agent who loses everything and starts over as a beat cop in Brooklyn only to discover the organized operation he was trying to bring down is alive and kicking right under his nose. Damn. The character Pitt will potentially play is named Mark Swain, while Waltz will play Black Zenga. This is all pretty early going and distilling the various trade reports, it appears to be on wishlist territory with Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Bradley Cooper all on the whiteboard as people the filmmakers might approach if they can't get their first choices. So basically, the standard roster of dudes every studio or producer wants in their movie.

Will any of this high-profile casting stick, or is it a good way to drum up interest for a movie? Guess we'll see how it plays out.

This article is related to: Hugh Laurie, RoboCop, Christoph Waltz, The Candy Store, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper


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