It’s hard to love a half-man, half-killing machine law-enforcement prototype. Just ask Abbie Cornish, who is currently in talks to play the wife (and eventual widow) of one Alex Murphy, a hotshot Detroit City cop in the near future who gets himself shot to pieces, only to be turned into the lethal Robocop.
If she signs on, Cornish will be joining “The Killing’s” Joel Kinnaman, who will be playing the lead in the upcoming reboot. Gary Oldman had previously sign on as Robocop’s creator, with Samuel L. Jackson set to play a media mogul.
It’s too bad Cornish is just in talks to play Alex Murphy’s wife. Though she’s done plenty of damsel in distress roles (“Limitless”), Cornish was pretty convincing brandishing firearms in Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch”. Hell, she might have been the hottest thing about that whole movie, but maybe I’m just partial to hot blondes with machineguns.
It looks like there are only a few major roles left, one of which would be Nancy Allen’s tough gal Officer Anne Lewis, Alex Murphy’s partner.
Brazilian director José Padilha (“Elite Squad”) will direct for MGM, making “Robocop” his Hollywood debut.
Via : Deadline