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Sam the Mogul: Designated authority figure / bad-ass Samuel L. Jackson will play a media mogul in the remake of Robocop, to be directed by Jose Padilha. The original featured running commentary via newscasts anchored by Mario Machado and Leeza Gibbons; Jackson’s character is said to be “a powerful force in the Robocop world” -- perhaps someone like Rupert Murdoch? We do know that Gary Oldman will play the morally conflicted creator of Robocop, so some kind of villain appears to be up for grabs. [The Hollywood Reporter] Django for President: As we’ve reported, two competing White House-themed thrillers are in the works, and one may have just edged ahead. Jamie Foxx is in talks to play the President in White House Down, to be directed by Roland Emmerich...

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