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Samuel L. Jackson, Michael K. Williams and Marianne Jean-Baptiste are all co-starring in MGM's upcoming reboot of Robocop, helmed by Brazilian director Jose Padilha (probably best know for Elite Squad, and its sequel). Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) stars as the title character, and Gary Oldman will play the mad scientist who created him. Jackson will play a character named Pat Novak, a charismatic TV mogul and a powerful force in the Robocop world; Williams plays Robocop's partner; and Jean-Baptiste will play Police Chief Karen Dean. Strike Entertainment is producing the movie, which »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Marianne Jean-Baptiste sees the future of law enforcement in RoboCop; Winona Ryder joins Jason Statham in Homefront; Sam Claflin is Finnick in Catching Fire; Adrian Brody revs up for Motor City; and Todd Phillips bets on The Gambler.
According to Variety:
“Jean-Baptiste will portray the character of Detroit Police Chief, Karen Dean.”
This has a good cast, but will it be able to match the original? Doubtful, although I might give it a pass if someone asks the question, “Can you fly, Bobby?”.
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- Niall Browne
Although the credibility of the upcoming RoboCop reboot may be a bit off, that hasn’t stopped MGM from continuing on with their remake plans. According to Variety, Marianne Jean-Baptiste is the latest one to join the cast, which already includes Joel Kinnaman, Hugh Laurie, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman.
Elite Squad director Jose Padilha was hired to helm the project back in March of 2011, with the story originating from the mind of Josh Zetumer. Kinnaman (The Killing, Safe House) stars as the crime fighter, “a Detriot office who’s transformed into RoboCop after he’s murdered while on duty.” The new cast member, will play the role of Detroit Police Chief, Karen Dean. Jackie Earle Haley, Abbie Cornish, The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams, as well as Jay Baruchel have also been cast in the reboot.
Jean-Baptiste, who got an Oscar nomination back in 1996 for Secrets & Lies, recently »
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Though almost all the primary roles have now been cast, RoboCop remake director Jose Padilha isn’t skimping when it comes to finding good actors for smaller parts. Take, for example, his hiring of Marianne Jean-Baptiste for Karen Dean, the Police Chief of Detroit.Jean-Baptiste brings years of small-screen law enforcement to the role, having done sterling work for seven seasons on FBI crime procedural Without A Trace.She joins a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman as the titular cyborg crime fighter built around murdered cop Alex Murphy; Abbie Cornish as his wife, Ellen; Samuel L Jackson as media mogul Pat Novak; Hugh Laurie as an Omnicorp PR man; Jay Baruchel as an executive; Jackie Earle Haley as army man Maddox; Jennifer Ehle as Omnicorp’s Liz Kline and Michael Kenneth Williams as Lewis, Murphy’s partner.Padilha is getting set to start shooting next month, working from a script »
White Rabbit Ryan Lee ("Super 8") will join Nick Krause ("The Descendants") in Tim McCann's indie teen drama "White Rabbit". Lee will play Krause's best friend while Sam Trammell also stars as Krause's father.
Anthony Di Pietro penned the script about a high school teen (Krause) who begins having visions of a rabbit that he killed when he was a young boy. The rabbit, along with other imaginary characters, turn menacing in the hopes of pushing him over the edge. [Source: Chicago Tribune]
- Garth Franklin
Jean-Baptiste, according to Variety, will play the Chief of Police, Karen Dean. She joins an awesome cast that includes Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, Hugh Laurie, Jay Baruchel, Abbie Cornish, Jennifer Ehle and Michael Kenneth Williams.
I was so very gung ho for this remake based on the talent involved, until I read this JoBlo article describing a script review of Robocop that lauded the Total Recall remake in comparison. It’s not pretty, so if you want to keep your mind open and fresh, avoid it. »
- Andy Greene
Last week, we brought you the news about two-time Tony winner Jennifer Ehle (A Gifted Man, Contagion), and Michael Kenneth Williams (Snitch,Boardwalk Empire) joining the cast of director José Padilha‘s (Elite Squad, Elite Squad 2) forthcoming remake of RoboCop.
RoboCop is slated to hit theaters on August 9th, 2013. »
- Jason Moore
Director Jose Padilha’s reboot of RoboCop will begin filming next month in Toronto and we have news on who has been cast as Detroit’s Police Chief. It had been previously revealed that Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Laurie, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Jay Baruchel have signed on, with Kinnaman playing Alex Murphy/RoboCop and Hugh Laurie playing the villain.
The latest casting update comes from Variety, who reports that Marianne Jean-Baptiste (pictured below) will play the role of Detroit Police Chief Karen Dean. Jean-Baptiste has appeared in The Cell and a number of TV shows, including Sons of Anarchy and Without a Trace.
A Us release date for RoboCop has been set for August 9th, 2013 and here is the official synopsis:
“In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the »
- Jonathan James
One remake of Paul Verhoeven’s ultra-violent works has already underwhelmed many film fans, including our very own heroic founder Paul Heath, with Total Recall disappointing to say the least. So, things do not bode well for Jose Padhila’s Robocop reboot. Word amongst those in Hollywood is that the soon-to-shoot futurist tale of Alex Murphy’s ‘part man, part machine, all cop’ has a very ‘iffy’ script, which is said to border on laughable.
Early indications suggested a refreshing take on the original source was underway with previous minor characters being brought to the fore. Murphy’s partner Anne Lewis has been given a male makeover and some loveable (ish) characters from Verhoeven’s version even sidelined. The film is also expected to see Robocop given a number of robotic overhauls over the course of the film, in much the same way as Tony Stark’s Iron Man did. »
- Craig Hunter
Though some aren't quite enamored with this film already, “Elite Squad” helmer José Padilha has assembled quite a cast for his remake of Paul Verhoeven’s cult classic, “RoboCop.” And he keeps adding to it as Marianne Jean-Baptiste has joined the cast as the Detroit Police Chief, Karen Dean. Earlier this week we got some details on the direction the film will go in, which is basically tackling the same social commentary as the original with some interesting updates (Joel Kinnaman’s RoboCop being deployed “onto an Al Qaeda training camp to see what he does” among them). And though the nerd contingency seems to be in an ire over some the choices, we don’t really have a problem with it and we remain somewhat optimistic, due in large part to the actors being rounded up to play along. Jean-Baptiste, who earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance »
- Cain Rodriguez
The shoot for Jose Padilha's 'Robocop' redo is due to commence next month in Toronto and another new name has been tagged on to the existing cast list just in time. British actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste has signed up to fill out yet another cop role this time that of Detroit Police Chief Karen Dean. The Oscar nominated Jean-Baptiste is better known for her role as Vivian Johnson in CBS's long-running police series 'Without a Trace'. Marianne (below) will join the increasing cast which already includes the likes of Samuel L. Jackson ('The Avengers'), Gary Oldman ('The Dark Knight Rises'), Jackie Earle Haley ('A Nightmare on Elm Street'), Hugh Laurie ('House'), Abbie Cornish ('Sucker Punch') and Michael Kenneth Williams ('Boardwalk Empire'). »
Marianne Jean-Baptiste has been cast in RoboCop. The British actress will appear as chief of police Karen Dean in Jose Padilha's remake of the '80s sci-fi movie, reports Variety. She will appear opposite Joel Kinnaman, who stars as Alex Murphy, a good cop in 2029 who is transformed into a cyborg after sustaining severe injuries. Gary Oldman, Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Laurie, (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
The actress will play Detroit Police Chief, Karen Dean. The project has Joel Kinnaman playing the cyborg cop alongside Jackie Earle Haley, Gary Oldman, Hugh Laurie, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson. José Padilha is helming from a script provided by Joshua Zetumer.
The actress is best known for playing Vivian Johnson in CBS's Without a Trace.
Production will begin in Toronto next month.
She will play the Chief of Police, Karen Dean. In the film, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit.
After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
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More casting news is coming in quickly for the RoboCop remake. Marianne Jean-Baptiste ("Without a Trace") has joined the cast to play the role of Detroit Police Chief Karen Dean. Can she handle the half-human law enforcer? Only time will tell.
Jose Padilha's film is gearing up for a September start in Toronto and thus far stars Joel Kinnaman as the title hero, Hugh Laurie as the villain, plus Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jay Baruchel, Michael Kenneth Williams, Abbie Cornish, and Jackie Earle Haley.
Currently RoboCop has a tentative release date of August 9th, 2013.
In RoboCop the year is 2029, and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe, and now they want to bring this technology to the home front.
Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father, and good cop doing his best to stem the »
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The cast of the upcoming Robocop reboot gets even blacker! Samuel L. Jackson and Michael K. Williams are already signed up to co-star in the film; and now Marianne Jean-Baptiste has joined them, playing Police Chief Karen Dean. Jackson will play a character named Pat Novak, a charismatic TV mogul and a powerful force in the Robocop world; Williams play Robocop's partner. MGM's upcoming reboot of Robocop, will be helmed by Brazilian director Jose Padilha (probably best know for Elite Squad, and its sequel). Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) will star as the title character, and Gary Oldman will play the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Variety reports that Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Won't Back Down) has joined the cast of RoboCop. She's set to start shooting her role in the reboot next month in Toronto, and will play Detroit Police Chief, Karen Dean. The British actress will star opposite Joel Kinnaman, Hugh Laurie, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Abbie Cornish in the Jose Padilha helmed remake. RoboCop is currently expected to be released on August 9th, 2013. »
Marianne Jean-Baptiste is the latest name to join the cast of Jose Padilha's RoboCop , Variety reports. She will play the Chief of Police, Karen Dean. In the film, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex.s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before. Jean-Baptiste, best know »
18 items from 2012
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