Jackie Earle Haley Latest to Join Jose Padilha's 'Robocop' Remake
Some casting news for the new Robocop to round out the week's news. Deadline is reporting that Oscar nominated actor Jackie Earle Haley is signing on to star in the Robocop remake, being directed by José Padilha (Elite Squad, Garapa, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within), to play Maddox, "the guy who dispenses the military training to Robocop." We already know the Robocop remake is in development through MGM with Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman set to star as Alex Murphy, with Brazilian filmmaker Padilha directing. They've already started a viral, but casting is still underway for the supporting line-up in this. Read on!
José Padilha's RoboCop, which is supposed to start shooting very soon in Toronto, stars Joel Kinnaman and includes Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish and Hugh Laurie in the cast, topping it off with Jackie Earle Haley. Ever since Watchmen, Haley has been playing some fun roles, from Tim Burton's Dark Shadows to Freddie Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street to Scorsese's Shutter Island and Spielberg's Lincoln. They also mention that Jay Baruchel may be up for a lead role, but at least everything is coming together. This sounds like a pretty big project, with a cast like this and marketing already underway. MGM/Columbia already have RoboCop set to hit theaters on August 9th, 2013 late next summer. Cool?