Big Names Coming Outta the Woodwork for the RoboCop Remake!!
So far the upcoming ROBOCOP remake only has a few certainties. It’s being directed by José Padilha, it’s written by Nick Schenk, James Vanderbilt, and Joshua Zetumer, and it stars Joel Kinnaman in the titular role. No other actors have been official signed on … yet. But according to tracking-board.com, there’s some pretty big, A-list celebrities showing more than a little interest in this project:
Edward Norton is circling to, fittingly enough, play the role of Norton, the brilliant mastermind behind bringing Robocop to life. Norton (the actor) best known for his starring roles in “Fight Club” and “American History X”, will be starring in another upcoming action-thriller, “The Bourne Legacy”. Also circling are Gael Garcia Bernal and Rebecca Hall in strong supporting roles. Bernal would look to be cast as Jack Lewis, Alex’s dashingly handsome police partner who eventually begins a relationship with Hall’s character, Clara, Alex’s former wife before his transformation into Robocop.
There is strong interest in Sean Penn to assume the role of Novack, a right-wing news reporter who sticks to his guns when it comes to his political views.
Sean Penn as a right-wing reporter?? Now THAT’S acting!!
the ROBOCOP remake is still in pre-production but already has a August 9th, 2013 theatrical release date. I’m are we’ll be getting some confirmed casting news pretty soon. Stay tuned, and …
And let’s not forget this guy in the remake: