Abbie Cornish linked to RoboCop reboot

News Glen Chapman
11 Jun 2012 - 06:18

Another cast member looks to be added to Jose Padilha’s reboot of RoboCop

With Jose Padilha's reboot of RoboCop set to start shooting in August it's little surprise that the casting announcements are coming in thick and fast now. Since we had the announcement that Joel Kinnaman will be playing Murphy, we've also had the news that Gary Oldman is playing the role of the scientist who created the RoboCop technology. Plus, most recently, Samuel L Jackson was announced as being cast as a powerful and charismatic media mogul.

Even with those pieces in place there are plenty of other key roles up for grabs, assuming all the characters from the first film will be present. The latest person approached for a role is Abbie Cornish, who is being considered for the role of Mrs Murphy. This time, the character will apparently play a greater role, rather than appearing only in flashbacks. 

This is one reboot that seems to have a fair bit of optimism surrounding it, which is more than justified given Padilha's talent as a director and the cast at his disposal. Here's hoping that this isn't another case of a talented foreign director failing to make a successful transition to Hollywood.


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