Casting News: Keaton, Leigh, Fisher


Michael Keaton is taking over the villain role that Hugh Laurie dropped out of in Jose Padilha’s “Robocop” reboot at MGM and Sony Pictures.

Keaton will play the evil and ultra-rich CEO of Omnicorp, the company that makes RoboCop. [Source: Heat Vision]

The Spectacular Now
Jennifer Jason Leigh has joined the cast of James Ponsoldt’s adaptation of Tim Tharp’s novel “The Spectacular Now” which is currently filming in Georgia.

Miles Teller plays an introverted high school senior who attempts to save the life of a social outcast (Shailene Woodley). Leigh plays Teller’s mother. [Source: Variety]

Frances Fisher (“The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Titanic”) is set to join Catherine Hardwicke’s “Plush”. Fisher will play the new nanny of Emily Browning’s rising rock star character.

Browning’s character finds herself in a spiral after losing her band mate and brother to a drug overdose. [Source: Variety]