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Or 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.
Via : THR