March 4, 2012

Joel Kinnaman Is Officially The New Robocop!

Deadline has confirmation that Joel Kinnaman will be the new Alex Murphy in MGM's Robocop remake. Kinnaman is quickly becoming a rather well known for picking great projects starring in AMC's series The Killing, leading Swedish crime thrillers Snabba Cash 1-2 along with supporting roles in hit films like Safe House and Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Joel had previously been up for roles at two different Warner Bros' projects which included Arthur And Lancelot and The Man From Uncle. The new take on Old Detroit's finest robot will come from Elite Squad 1-2 director Jose Padilha.

Variety's Jeff Snider also added that the studio had been looking at other actors for the role as well. Those  names included everyones go-to-guy Michael Fassbender, Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Eminem since the studio was working him on the boxing film South Paw. Oddly, there also had been rumblings from Jeff that Russell Crowe was in mix but Crowe himself took to Twitter to shut down the rumor.

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