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?