Michael Keaton has joined the cast of Jose Padilha's RoboCop remake. Keaton will play Raymond Sellers, the CEO of the corporation that builds RoboCop. Deadline reports this was the role that Hugh Laurie was expected to play before dropping out late last week.
The re-imagning of Paul Verhoeven's cult classic is scheduled to begin shooting next month and hit theaters August 9, 2013.
"Michael is the final addition to the amazing cast we have assembled for this film and it is so great to have the last piece of the puzzle in place. It is thrilling that everything has come together to bring this innovative new vision of RoboCop to life. We've got a great script, a great cast, some killer ED-209's and I can't wait to get Alex Murphy back on the streets," Padilha said.
While it's nice to see Keaton back in a blockbuster film, does his addition to the cast sway you in favor of seeing this film?
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Mike Keaton is playing the "Old Man"?
The Iconic head of OCP, so wonderfully played by the late Daniel O'Heriliey?
Now I am very intereted?
Now the movie just became a BLOCKBUSTER!!!!!
Michael who? It's been so long since I've seen him in anything. He brings a level of credibility to this movie, which could easily be a piece of crap. Now I have slightly higher hopes.
Keaton Rocks. Ecstatic to learn that's he's going to be in the film
Michael Keaton is an awesome addition to the film, bringing great acting and some extremely beady eyes, gotta love it.
So cool to see Keaton Up for this... Great actor! Now I will go see this movie!
Someone said this and it resonated with me. There's no point in berating the idea of remaking a film; it's not like it JUST started happening.
YAY! It would be great to see Michael Keaton on the big screen again. He plays a very believable bad guy.
Michael Keaton?!! THE MICHEAL KEATON??!!! I'm in!!!
the origanl robocop was an amazing movie, so was conan, and total recall, please top remaking good movies!!!!!!!!!!! i can understand B movies from the 80's and early 90's but not excellent movies, you have done a great injustice by remaking them.
I find it sad that we have the continuous remakes re-tellings of tired old movies. Some might be worth it but RoboCop is not one.
Keaton is one of the best actors EVER. What ever he does is remarkable.
It's great he's back in a big movie, no matter what it is. So, Robocop and Batman walk into a bar....
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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