Deadline is currently reporting that Jackie Earle Haley has officially signed on to star in José Padilha’s upcoming Robocop reboot. According to the report, Haley will has been cast as a character named Maddox, a man who is tasked with the responsibility of providing military training for Robocop, played by Joel Kinnaman, after Alex Murphy becomes the cybernetic police officer.
Scheduled to begin production in Toronto in the very near future, the upcoming film is still in the process of casting roles, adding to the already impressive list of actors including Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish and Hugh Laurie. Word has it that Jay Baruchel is also being considered for a lead role in the reboot, which has already launched a viral website and promo video.
Directed by José Padilha, Robocop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Hugh Laurie and Peter Weller and will be released in theaters August 9th, 2013.