RoboCop Targets Samuel Jackson
The cast of Jose Padilha’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 classic RoboCop just gets more and more impressive. We first learned that The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman will step into the metal boots of Alex Murphy and RoboCop, followed by news that Gary Oldman will play the scientist who builds Robo. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Samuel L. Jackson also has plans to join up.
Jackson, who co-stars in Marvel’s blockbuster The Avengers as well as Quentin Tarantino’s Western Django Unchained, will play Pat Novak, “a charismatic media mogul and a powerful force in the RoboCop world.”
Kinnaman recently announced that filming will start in September, so expect more casting news to roll out in the next few weeks.