Coming on the heels of last week's Samuel L. Jackson announcement, reports have surfaced linking Abbie Cornish to Brazilian director Jose Padilha's remake of the 1987 sci-fi/action classic RoboCop. in the Robocop reboot. The Sucker Punch actress has been offered the role of The Killing star Joel Kinnaman's character's wife. Kinnaman is set to play Alex Murphy, a cop who dies in the field and gets brought back as a cyborg.

Jackson, meanwhile, will play "charismatic media mogul" Pat Novak, alongside Gary Oldman, who will take on the role of the scientist responsible for turning Kinnaman into a cyborg.

RoboCop will begin shooting in Toronto in August and is set for an August 9, 2013 release.

[via Empire]