Easily the biggest bit of rumored news today finds a slew of actors circling the upcoming Robocop remake. Joel Kinnaman has already been locked down to play the title role and now MGM is looking to fill out the rest of the cast.
According to The Tracking Board, Edward Norton is circling to play the brilliant mastermind who brings Robocop to life, Norton. Also circling roles are Gael Garcia Bernal and Rebecca Hall in supporting roles. Bernal would be cast as Jack Lewis, Alex's handsome police partner who begins a relationship with Hall's character, Clara, Alex's former wife before he was transformed into Robocop.
There's also strong interest in Sean Penn to play the role of right-wing news reporter, Novack.
Up until now, the prospects of remaking the classic crime drama have been pretty uncompelling. If it's true that these actors are indeed eyeing the aforementioned roles, MGM's remake could be getting a significant boost in appeal.
Do you think any of these actors will sign on and if so, who?