Hugh Laurie joins “Robocop” as villain.

… in which he plays an irascible physician who … wait … no.

ComingSoon reports:

“Hugh Laurie (“House M.D.”) is in negotiations to play the villain in MGM and Sony’s RoboCop, reports Heat Vision.

Laurie will be joining a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman (“The Killing”), Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson. Kinnaman will play a cop named Alex Murphy who is brought back from the brink of death and turned into a cyborg police officer. Oldman will play his scientist-creator and Jackson will portray a media mogul.

According to the trade, Laurie will play the evil and ultra-rich CEO of Omnicorp, the company that makes RoboCop.”

Read the full story here.

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