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Hugh Laurie To Play The "Robocop" Villain

By Garth Franklin Wednesday June 13th 2012 08:54AM

"House" star Hugh Laurie is in negotiations to play the villain in Jose Padilha's remake of "Robocop" at MGM and Sony Pictures says Heat Vision.

Joel Kinnaman has already been cast as cop Alex Murphy who is brought back from the brink of death and turned into a cyborg police officer.

Laurie will play the evil and ultra-rich CEO of Omnicorp, the company that makes Robocop. Ronnie Cox played the role in the original.

He joins a cast which also includes Gary Oldman already as Robocop's scientist-creator and Samuel L. Jackson as a media mogul.

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