As Elite Squad director Jose Padilha gears up for his Hollywood debut, a remake of Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 cult classic RoboCop, casting seems to be coming in like clockwork. We’ve already got Joel Kinnaman of AMC’s The Killing taking the lead role, with Gary Oldman playing the man who creates him. Then there was Samuel L. Jackson and now, RoboCop’s got a wife.
Deadline reports that Abbie Cornish, who we first loved in Jane Campion‘s Bright Star, has been cast in the lead female role. The actress has dabbled in the blockbuster sphere before, with Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch and with Bradley Cooper in Limitless. While her other indie turns in Madonna‘s W.E. and The Girl haven’t worked out so well, we can’t wait to see her in Martin McDonagh‘s In Bruges follow-up Seven Psychopaths later this year. This newly acquired RoboCop part isn’t huge, but Cornish is another good addition to one remake that actually seems to have some promise.
RoboCop hits theaters August 9th, 2013.
Film Society of Lincoln Center To commemorate her passing, free screenings of Chantal Akerman‘s Jeanne Dielman (on 35mm) and her self-portrait Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman will screen for free on Friday. Hou Hsiao-hsien‘s The Boys from Fengkuei will play on Friday night, with Hou making an appearance. Museum of the Moving Image Frederick Wiseman‘s […]
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