Casting for the Robocop remake is moving right along, and hot off the heels of yesterday’s news that Samuel L. Jackson is in talks to join director Jose Padilha’s redo comes word that Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) may sign on as the film’s female lead. The Killing star Joel Kinnaman is set as the titular star, a cop who—following an incident on duty—is remade as the robot infused supercop. Deadline reports that Cornish has been offered the role of Kinnaman’s wife, who thinks she is a widow. Cornish would make yet another swell addition to an increasingly impressive cast, as Gary Oldman is set to play the scientist who is responsible for creating Robocop.
Production on the film begins in September, and Kinnaman recently described this new version of the Paul Verhoeven sci-fi classic as “a new story within the old one,” so it certainly sounds like we’re in for something other than a paint-by-numbers rehash of the original film. Cornish will next be seen in In Bruges director Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths with Colin Farrell and Sam Rockwell.