Jose Padilha is assembling quite the cast for his ‘Robocop’ reboot. He’s already got Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Laurie, Jackie Earle Haley, and possibly (and randomly) Jay Baruchel lined up for the film, but he’s not done yet. Why don’t add a Tony Award winner to the mix as well?
According to Deadline, Jennifer Ehle is currently in negotiations to join the impressive cast of the remake of the 1987 sci-fi classic. The two time Tony Award winning actress has been previously seen in ‘The King’s Speech’, ‘The Ides of March’, and the BBC mini-series ‘Pride and Prejudice’. In ‘Robocop’, Ehle will play Liz Kline, who we have no details about at this time. And for you fans of the original, don’t think that you’re memory is deceiving you. Similar to Oldman’s Norton character, Liz Kline is likely a character unique to Padilha’s version of the story.
Set for release on August 9, 2013, ‘Robocop’ directed by Jose Padilha stars Joel Kinnaman from ‘The Killing’ in the title role, as well as Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Laurie, Jackie Earle Haley, and Jay Baruchel.