Robocop Reboot Finds his Officer Anne Lewis. Or, er, Officer Dan Lewis?

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Michael Kenneth Williams in Boardwalk Empire TV SeriesOr whatever they end up calling Robocop’s partner in MGM’s upcoming reboot, it probably won’t be Officer Anne Lewis, since the actor currently in negotiations to saddle up with the future of law-enforcement cyborg is “Boardwalk Empire’s” Michael Kenneth Williams. He, uh, does not exactly fit the Anne Lewis mold.

Williams, who counts stints on “The Philanthropist” and “Community” among his credits, is currently in talks to play “the partner…who is tight with [Alex] Murphy’s family.” Alex Murphy, of course, is the hotshot Detroit city cop who gets gunned down on the job, and is resurrected as an unstoppable, well, robot cop.

Williams will join a cast that already includes Joel Kinnaman as the titular hero, with Hugh Laurie as the man who will menace him and Detroit. Also in the cast are Samuel L. Jackson as a media mogul, Gary Oldman as a scientist, and Abbie Cornish as Mrs. Alex Murphy.

Nancy Allen, of course, played Robocop’s street tough female partner Officer Anne Lewis in the original “Robocop” movies, starting with the 1987 Paul Verhoeven original. She played the role for three movies, before Yvette Nipar took over in the short-lived “Robocop” TV series.

Nancy Allen and Peter Weller in RoboCop (1987) Movie Image

Via : THR

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Cool! The more they do to distance themselves from the original the better. The major pieces are there and that’s all that really matters, as long as a good story is crafted around them I’m good.

    • Juggernaut

      I agree. The female sidekick thing is over. Williams is a cool actor too. He has a really unique look to him.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        I can see him playing the street smart, tough partner who has grown up on the streets of Detroit and watched the deteriorate, and lost family and friends to crime, and has a harsh but still positive out look, with Murphy being the idealist headstrong hotshot, new to Detroit.

        • Juggernaut

          That is exactly the way they should play it. I really hope that they do a more realistic take on the crime and criminals this time around.

  • Brian Montgomery

    Alright I’ve had enough of all these damn remakes of movies. What the Hell! Hollywood really needs some new ideas or something. Stop remaking stuff for once….lazy ass’s