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Joel Kinnaman Is Officially Your New 'RoboCop'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2012 12:02 PM
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Joining the ranks of Peter Weller, Robert John Burke ("RoboCop 3"), Richard Eden (the shortlived Canadian TV series), David Sobolov (the animated series "RoboCop: Alpha Commando") and Page Fletcher (the mini-series "RoboCop: Prime Directives"), Joel Kinnaman is now the latest actor to put on the metal helmet as Deadline confirms he will be the next RoboCop in the upcoming reboot.

AMC's 'The Killing' Star Joel Kinnaman Offered The Lead In MGM's 'RoboCop' Remake

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 24, 2012 3:03 PM
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So much for those rumors of Michael Fassbender or Russell Crowe (the latter of which was recently debunked anyhow). It looks like neither of those two stars will be leading the new “RoboCop” remake that Brazilian helmer José Padilha (“Elite Squad”) will be directing.

Warner Bros. Adding 'Arthur & Lancelot' To The Chopping Block, Urging Director David Dobkin To Take It To Another Studio

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2011 2:24 PM
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With the year winding down, it looks like executives at Warner Bros. have been looking at the year ahead and wondering WTF have they greenlit. Just yesterday word arrived that they were putting Alex Proyas' expensive, 3D, motion-capture adaptation of "Paradise Lost" on hold to get the budget and script under control. And now, another high profile movie may be getting the axe altogether.

Joel Kinnaman Wins Role Of Lancelot In David Dobkin's 'Arthur & Lancelot'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 29, 2011 4:20 AM
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One down, one to go. Just over a week after it was revealed “Game of Thrones” and “The Killing” stars Kit Harington and Joel Kinnaman (respectively) were the frontrunners for "Arthur & Lancelot." One part has been locked down.

'Game of Thrones' & 'Killing' Stars Kit Harington & Joel Kinnaman Lead Race For 'Arthur & Lancelot'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2011 10:51 AM
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For the moment, David Dobkin's "Arthur & Lancelot" is mostly known as being the fantasy pic that killed both Bryan Singer and Guy Ritchie's competing "Excalibur" remakes at Warner Bros. With a project that was further along, WB threw their weight behind "Wedding Crashers" director David Dobkin's pic and with shooting scheduled to begin next year, they are beginning to start casting it up and as usual, a plethora of names have come out of the woodwork.

Who Could Be The Men In Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E’?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 20, 2011 4:29 AM
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'The Killing' Star Joel Kinnaman, Michael Fassbender & Ewan McGregor Among Names Being Considered By The DirectorSteven Soderbergh's latest picture "Contagion" is in its second week of release with a healthy tally thus far of over $45 million, and his next feature, the independent male stripper film "Magic Mike," is currently shooting. And now the director is already mapping out -- at least if he sticks to the current plan -- his penultimate film, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."

Daniel Espinosa's 'Snabba Cash' Gets A Sequel With New Director; Original Cast Returns

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 19, 2011 10:33 AM
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Update: Moviezine reveals that shooting started in late August in Gothenburg and in Stockholm and the project is aiming to hit Swedish theatres in the fall 2012.

'The Darkest Hour' Star Joel Kinnaman Says The Scariest Scenes Of The Film Are During The Day

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 27, 2011 11:00 AM
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After his breakthrough performance in the AMC TV series "The Killing" and on the festival circuit with the celebrated "Snabba Cash," actor Joel Kinnaman will soon enjoy not one but two opportunities to stand out on the big screen: in David Fincher’s remake of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and in Chris Gorak’s alien-invasion opus "The Darkest Hour." Kinnaman joined co-stars Emile Hirsch and Max Minghella as well as director Chris Gorak at Comic-Con to premiere the film’s first theatrical trailer. Afterward, The Playlist sat down with Kinnaman for a quick chat about his character in the film, the scariest part of the film and about choosing roles that allow him to find new, different and hopefully bigger opportunities as his Hollywood profile rises.

Joel Kinnaman Replaces Orlando Bloom In 'Lola Verus' With Greta Gerwig

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 13, 2011 9:22 AM
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Hamish Linklater Also Comes AboardLife is very, very good right now for Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman. The young thesp got his breakout role in "Snabba Cash," which started earning buzz at the Berlin Film Festival last year and went on to get snatched up for a Hollywood remake and launched its director Daniel Espinosa onto studio hot lists, as he was tapped to direct "Safe House" with Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington. As for Kinnaman, he quietly has racked up roles in a number of forthcoming films including the alien invasion flick "The Darkest Hour," David Fincher's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" and yes, in his buddy Espinosa's "Safe House" as well. Currently, he's earning raves for his turn on AMC's "The Killing" but it looks like he's about to get his biggest role in Hollywood yet.

'The Killing' Star Joel Kinnaman To Reunite With Snabba Cash Director On 'Safe House'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 26, 2011 2:35 AM
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You know that a TV show is starting to make an impression when the cast start appearing in casting announcements everywhere. Alumni of acclaimed hits like "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," and "The Wire" are snapping up supporting roles in big movies everywhere you look, and it seems like the latest hit is AMC's "The Killing," a remake of the cult hit Danish show, which follows the investigation of a single murder case.

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