Last night news broke that talks with actor Hugh Laurie (House) to join the cast of Robocop had ceased. Laurie was originally set to play the movies villain as head of OMNI CORP. Well, just as I stated last we are going to be getting our first word of the other actors who many step into the role. In Deadline’s report regarding Laurie’s dropping out they mention that the studio already has a short list of actors to replace him. But the only actor who they share on the list is Clive Owen (Children Of Men).
There’s currently no word on whether or not Owen is the front runner for the role but with production set to begin next month we should definitely expect an announcement very soon. Clive Owen is a fantastic actor and I would actually prefer to see him in this one over Laurie. So, what are your thoughts?