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Hugh Laurie Close to Play the Antagonist in 'RoboCop' Remake

June 13, 2012 (6:17 am) GMT
The former lead actor of 'House M.D.' is in talks to star as the villainous CEO of Omni Corp, the company which creates RoboCop for its own gain.
Hugh Laurie

Jose Padilha's "" remake is close to find its lead antagonist. It has been reported that "" alum is in formal talks to tackle the villainous part in the forthcoming movie.

MGM has yet to confirm the report, but Variety has learned that Laurie is expected to star as the evil CEO of Omni Corp. The company is also the one which creates RoboCop for its own gain. Should he seal the deal, the 53-year-old actor will join who is cast as the titular cyborg.

"RoboCop" was first introduced to Hollywood by director Paul Verhoeven in 1987. The story follows a cop who is brought back from the brink of death in the form of a cyborg with no memories of his prior life. As for the upcoming reboot, the script is written by Josh Zetumer.

Also supporting the remake movie are who will play the scientist who creates RoboCop, who will star as the protagonist's conflicted wife, and who will portray a patriotic media mogul.

Hugh Laurie had won two Golden Globes and was nominated for seven times at Emmy Awards thanks to his role as the titular character on "House". His last big screen stint was voicing Steve in "".

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