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Jennifer Ehle Joins 'RoboCop'; 'The Counselor' Adds 'Game Of Thrones' Actress Natalie Dormer; Elisabeth Shue Needs 'Parental Guidance' & More

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • August 3, 2012 9:36 AM
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Director Jose Padilha has been spending the past few months filling out his cast for his upcoming "RoboCop" remake, which, if you're disgusted by the idea of such a thing, we're sorry to say is still happening. If you're not bothered at the idea of yet another remake of a Paul Verhoeven sci-fi classic (what's next? A "Starship Troopers" remake? Oh, wait, that's happening too), then you'll probably be thrilled to learn that the role of Liz Kline will be filled by Jennifer Ehle. Who is Liz Kline? Actually, we don't know.

Jackie Earle Haley Joins The Cast Of ‘Robocop,' Jay Baruchel Circling Role

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 20, 2012 7:52 PM
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Jackie Earle Haley, the actor best known in Academy circles for his comeback role in 2006's "Little Children," and in genre cliques for playing Freddie Kruger in the rebooted "Nightmare On Elm Street" series and appearing as Rorschach in "Watchmen," has just bagged a new role. The 51-year-old actor, who found success as a child in the '70s with "The Bad News Bears" series and 1979's acclaimed coming-of-age movie "Breaking Away," has joined the cast of yet another reboot: "RoboCop." Haley will portray Maddox, a man who dispenses the military training to Robocop.

5 Things You Might Not Know About Paul Verhoeven's 'Robocop,' Released 25 Years Ago Today

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 17, 2012 2:53 PM
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We're just over a year away from seeing "Robocop" back on screens, in a remake/reboot with "Elite Squad" director Jose Padilha making his English-language debut on the film, and an impressive cast featuring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson and Hugh Laurie . A viral video has already appeared, and this weekend saw banners from the film debut at Comic-Con.

Exclusive: Joel Kinnaman Says 'Robocop' Will Be Serious & Gritty But Also Contain A Satirical Edge

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • July 12, 2012 10:03 AM
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Joel Kinnaman can shoot you from 135 yards now -- and possibly more on a good day. Not that he would use his newfound skills for that purpose, but the actor has been training with handguns for the "RoboCop" reboot, which requires a lot more action skills and gunplay than his role as a Seattle cop on "The Killing" ever did. "We can put some action hero shit in there for Holder now!" he laughed with glee about his new skills.

Battlefield Tested: New 'RoboCop' Reboot Reveals Its First Viral Clip

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 8, 2012 12:52 PM
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Not due in theaters until August 9, 2013, Columbia and MGM Pictures is not wasting any time getting the promotional ball rolling, especially with Comic-Con 2012 right around the corner.  The company has already begun a viral campaign for their rebooted version of "RoboCop" starring AMC's "The Killing" actor Joel Kinnaman (also the star of the upcoming foreign-language thriller "Easy Money"). Set in a In a crime-ridden future where a fatally wounded cop (Kinnaman) returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him, this initial "RoboCop" viral clip centers around OmniCorp, the company in the original picture that's building a future-age of law enforcement.  This clip introduces the "battlefield tested" ED-209 design. Here's the company's manifesto.

Hugh Laurie Goes From Playing A Soulless Doctor On 'House' To A Soulless Bad Guy/CEO In 'RoboCop'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2012 9:55 PM
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Fun facts about Hugh Laurie that you probably already knew: The guy who is the insufferable and kinda dickish Dr. Gregory House—on "House"—is actually British. He's also a pretty accomplished musician who can play piano, guitar, drums, harmonica, and saxophone. What do either of those things have to do with "RoboCop"? Well, not much actually but it's interesting to know, right?

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

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 8, 2012 11:55 AM
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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.

'True Romance' Reunion: Samuel L. Jackson Joins 'Robocop' Remake With Gary Oldman (And Joel Kinnaman)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 5:20 PM
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Well, this is getting interesting. We haven't exactly been overjoyed about the "RoboCop" remake (we're not really against it either) but the talent being put together for the film by MGM is getting pretty impressive. Rising star Joel Kinnaman ("The Killing," "Lola Versus") has landed the lead, with Gary Oldman of all people in a supporting role as well as James Vanderbilt of "Zodiac" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" fame doing a rewrite on the script. Not bad. And now, another distinctive actor is coming on board.

Gary Oldman Will Play The Man Who Turns Joel Kinnaman Into 'Robocop'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 23, 2012 7:17 PM
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In case you were wondering how Gary Oldman's career would shift and change after he finally won his first Oscar nomination, for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," the answer is: it wouldn't, really. We hope he's getting paid more, certainly. And there's talk of a return appearance from George Smiley, while the actor is starting to think about stepping behind the camera again, for the first time since 1997's "Nil By Mouth." But as for his acting roles, it seems to be the same kind of mix of villain roles (see "Leon," "The Fifth Element") and mentor roles ("The Dark Knight," "Harry Potter") that have constituted the bulk of his studio work.

'Zodiac' & 'Amazing Spider-Man' Scribe James Vanderbilt To Rewrite 'Robocop'; Sells Action Spec 'White House Down' To Sony

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 30, 2012 9:19 AM
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The first films of screenwriter James Vanderbilt's career were not exactly indicators of great work to come. Killer tooth fairy horror "Darkness Calls?" Botched "Rashomon" riff "Basic"? Dwayne Johnson actioner "The Rundown"? (Which is actually good fun, but not exactly high art). Certainly none suggested that one of the great screenplays of the century so far would come from Vanderbilt, but that's exactly what his script for David Fincher's "Zodiac" is, and it's helped to make him one of the most in-demand writers around.

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