The impressive list of stars who will be appearing in Jose Padilha’s reboot of ‘Robocop’ just gotten longer as it’s being reported that Marianne Jean-Baptiste has just been added to the cast.
Jean-Baptiste is best known for her role as Vivian Johnson in the CBS series ‘Without a Trace’ which aired from 2002-2009. While on the series, she was even able to get behind the camera and direct the episode called ‘Wanted.’ She was nominated for an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her work on the film ‘Secret and Lies.’
In ‘Robocop,’ she will play the Chief of Police, Karen Dean. This is a role similar to the character Sgt. Warren Reed played by Robert DoQui in the original.
Jean-Baptiste’s role is not the only one that has undergone a gender change from the original as it was recently reported that Alex Murphy’s partner is now being played by Michael Kenneth Williams (if you recall, the original role belonged to Nancy Allen).
Expect to see ‘Robocop’ hit theaters on August 9, 2013.