Michael Keaton To Replace Hugh Laurie As The Villain In RoboCop is that a good idea?
kyle 2012/08/29 22:51:58
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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