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Russell Crowe being programmed for RoboCop remake
Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Thursday, February 2, 2012
This is how fast news can float on the 'net: last night there was a report that Russell Crowe is being talked to to star in Noah, the big budget movie from director Darren Aronofsky about the flood of the Earth. Now there's another project that Crowe is apparently being talked to about, and it's to play a certain Detroit law officer that's part man, part machine...RoboCop.
This news break comes from Variety's Jeff Sneider who tweeted this morning the following: "Sure, Russell Crowe, MIGHT star in Aronofsky's NOAH... but do you know what else he MIGHT star in? Three words: Ro. Bo. Cop."
Sneider was later asked if he was kidding around tagging Crowe to playing the rebooted RoboCop. His response? "NO."
MGM is developing the RoboCop remake with Killer Elite filmmaker Jose Padilha at the help. Crowe is Mr. Popular these days, being courted to star in Aronofsky's Noah and Akiva Goldsman's Winter Tale drama.
And just a couple of days ago MGM hired Gran Torino writer Nick Schenk to write a new version of the updated RoboCop script too. It sounds like there's forward movement going on with this vehicle.