According to the Twitter account of Variety’s Jeff Sneider, Hugh Laurie will not be appearing as the villain in director Jose Padilha’s remake of Robocop. And with shooting expected to begin next month, it looks like the production is going to have to find someone else to take the role soon. Take a look at Sneider’s tweet below.
HUGH LAURIE definitely out of ROBOCOP reboot, not that he was ever "in."— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) August 23, 2012
Even without Laurie, the Robocop cast includes some great talent like Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Joel Kinnaman. The movie is currently set for an August 9, 2013 release.