Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Michael Keaton Joins Kinnaman, Jackson, Oldman, Cornish & Williams for Padilha's 'RoboCop' Remake

News
by Sophia Savage
August 30, 2012 9:12 AM
1 Comment
  • |
Michael Kenneth Williams in 'Boardwalk Empire'

UPDATE: Michael Keaton joins MGM and Columbia's "RoboCop" remake.  The actor will play Raymond Sellars.

"Boardwalk Empire" and "The Wire" favorite, Michael Kenneth Williams, was also recently tapped to join the project. So far rising star Joel Kinnaman (of AMC's tragically cancelled "The Killing") is set to play the cyborg cop first incarnated by Peter Weller in Paul Verhoeven's 1987 sci-fi action classic. The new film also boasts Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jay Baruchel, Abbie Cornish and Jackie Earle Haley.

Keaton is "Robocop"'s final casting addition. Director Jose Padilha "Elite Squad") states;

“It is so great to have the last puzzle piece in place. It is thrilling that everything has come together to bring this innovative new vision of RoboCop to life. We’ve got a great script, a great cast, some killer ED-209’s and I can’t wait to get Alex Murphy back on the streets.”

The film will shoot in Toronto this September and is slated for an August 9, 2013 release.

News
  • |

More: Remake, CASTING WATCH, News

1 Comment

  • Mitchell | August 30, 2012 9:28 AMReply

    Michael Keaton is replacing Hugh Laurie.

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Leonard Maltin Says Good-Bye to His ...
  • 'Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking,' ...
  • Margaret Atwood Talks Adapting 'MaddAddam' ...
  • 'Trip to Italy' Star Rob Brydon to Host ...
  • Trailers From Hell Takes 'The Trip' ...
  • Showtime Renews Emmy-Nominated 'Masters ...
  • Open Road Films Sets Spring Release ...
  • WATCH: What If Michael Bay Directed ...
  • Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound ...
  • AFI Directing Workshop for Women Makes ...