Michael Keaton To Replace Hugh Laurie As The Villain In RoboCop is that a good idea?

Kyle 2012/08/29 22:51:58
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The news comes from a Variety reporter's Twitter feed, and thus doesn't contain many extra details. While Laurie had been linked to the project since June, last week it was announced that he would no longer be playing the film's antagonist. At the time there were rumors that Clive Owen would be the actor to replace the House
star in the movie, but it would seem that Keaton was able to win out.
While Keaton recently completed work on the upcoming thriller Penthouse
North from director Joseph Ruben, its been a while since he appeared on
the big screen. In 2010 he played the police captain in the Will
Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy The Other Guys and that same year voiced
Ken in Toy Story 3, but he hasn't had any feature credits since.

While I'm happy to hear that Keaton is getting more work - lord knows
he's always great to see on screen - it's worth wondering if the RoboCop
project is worth associating with. Earlier this week Padilha's close
friend and fellow Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles told reporters
that Padilha has been going through hell trying to get the movie made and early reactions to the script from writers Nick Schenk, James Vanderbilt and Joshua Zetumer weren't exactly positive. How do you feel about the Keaton casting? Let us know in the comments section below.
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  • Tina 2012/09/14 23:51:31
    Yes because for some reason I can't see Hugh Laurie as being an evil anything...
  • Aksana 2012/08/30 07:31:50
    its ok
  • Cantus_bird 2012/08/30 05:47:12
    I know Michael Keaton will do a good job and i hope this means more projects to come his way ... love Michael Keaton as an actor.
  • HipJipC 2012/08/30 04:36:51
    Personally I think they're both great actors and would so a good job.
  • Singerar 2012/08/30 00:04:06
    Keaton is very good as well.
  • Brother Bo 2012/08/29 23:39:45
    Brother Bo
    Good choice of a brilliant and diverse actor.
  • flaca BN-0 2012/08/29 23:01:13
    flaca BN-0
    I think it will work. Yes Hugh Laurie is an accomplished actor. But so is Keaton.
    Michael Keaton is a fine upstandin' actor. Let's give him his due. He'll do a good job.

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