It’s official: Joel Kinnaman will star as the title character in the upcoming remake of “RoboCop.” In other casting news, Emmy Rossum heads to “Beautiful Creatures” and Olivia Williams joins “The Seventh Son.”
It’s March 5, and you’re tuning in for today’s casting call.
Joel Kinnaman Confirmed As “RoboCop”
Big congrats go out to Joel Kinnaman. “The Killing” star is finally confirmed (thanks to Deadline) as the lead in Jose Padilha’s reboot of “RoboCop.” He’ll play Officer Alex Murphy, who is turned into a crime-fighting cyborg after he’s killed in the line of duty. The role was originally played by Peter Weller.
Emmy Rossum Joins “Beautiful Creatures”
Variety is reporting that “Shameless” star Emmy Rossum is the latest actress to join the cast of the supernatural love story “Beautiful Creatures.” She’ll play the villain in the film. “Beautiful Creatures” also stars Viola Davis, Emma Thompson and Jack O’Connell.
“The Seventh Son” Adds Olivia Williams
“Dollhouse” star Olivia Williams is the latest actress to join the upcoming fantasy film “The Seventh Son.” Deadline reports she’ll join Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Kit Harington, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander and Antje Traue in the adaptation of “The Spook’s Apprentice.” Sergei Bodrov will direct the film off a script by Matt Greenberg and Chuck Leavitt.
Idris Elba And Taraji P. Henson Join “No Good Deed”
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson will star in the new thriller “No Good Deed.” The film reunites Elba with his “Luther” director Sam Miller, who also helmed such shows as “MI-5.” The movie follows a former district attorney who is now a stay-at-home mom after she and her children get terrorized and kidnapped by a stranger she invites into her home after he gets into a car accident.
Nicole Kidman To Star In “The Railway Man”
Turns out that it will be Nicole Kidman, not the previously-cast Rachel Weisz, who will play Colin Firth’s in the upcoming film “The Railway Man.” Variety has the news, adding that the film is set to start shooting in April. Kidman will play the wife of a man held captive by the Japanese military in World War II who helps him deal with his psychological damage and cope with meeting one of his captors 30 years later.
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