A little over a month ago reports came in that Hugh Laurie (House) would be joining the cast of Robocop. Well, it appears that those reports came in a little premature. The actor was in talks to play “the evil and ultra-rich CEO of Omnicorp, the company that makes Robocop.” Well, I am sure many will be disappointed to hear that talks have ceased and Laurie will not be appearing in the film. Variety’s Jeff Sneider tweeted earlier:
MGM RUMOR #1: While he was never officially confirmed, sources telling Variety that HUGH LAURIE has ended talks to play villain in ROBOCOP.
While this may appear to be bad news for the film to some…to others this will be great news. I do like Laurie as an actor but I do think they can possibly find a more menacing actor to play the role. With production set to start next month I am sure we will get news regarding this role very shortly.