Director Jose Padilha (Elite Squad) has found his Robocop lead, with MGM signing up The Killing star Joel Kinnaman to handle the role of Alex Murphy. Deadline confirmed it's now a done deal and Kinnaman will be taking over the role originated by Peter Weller.
This new Robocop reboots the franchise, going back to tell the story again of the police officer who is rebuilt into crime-fighting cyborg. Filming's expected to begin this summer.
Although American TV audiences know him best through his role in the AMC police drama, The Killing, Kinnaman's also been seen in the feature films Snabba Cash, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Darkest Hour, and Safe House.
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