Edward Norton & Gael Garcia Bernal Circling ROBOCOP; Interest In Sean Penn?

Edward Norton & Gael Garcia Bernal Circling ROBOCOP; Interest In Sean Penn?

Insider reports indicate that a whole bevy of big stars are being looked at for roles in José Padilha's upcoming reboot of the Paul Verhoeven sci-fi classic..

It seems MGM could be looking to pad out the cast of their Robocop remake with some top notch talent. Apparently circling roles next to Joel Kinnaman's Alex Murphy are Edward Norton, Gael Garcia Bernal and Rebecca Hall, with studio interest in Sean Penn for a supporting role. Some further plot details are also touched upon.

Here is an excerpt from The Tracking Board's report..

Edward Norton is circling to, fittingly enough, play the role of Norton, the brilliant mastermind behind bringing Robocop to life...Also circling are Gael Garcia Bernal and Rebecca Hall in strong supporting roles. Bernal would look to be cast as Jack Lewis, Alex’s dashingly handsome police partner who eventually begins a relationship with Hall’s character, Clara, Alex’s former wife before his transformation into Robocop.

There is strong interest in Sean Penn to assume the role of Novack, a right-wing news reporter who sticks to his guns when it comes to his political views.

The site have posted some legit scoops in the past, with certain other websites even aggregating their news as "exclusives", but we'll leave the question mark for now until we can get some further confirmation. If this is on the level and any of these actors do commit, it will certainly be a big feather in the cap for this remake, which has been met with some skepticism from fans thus far.

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Mark Cassidy
Member Since 11/9/2008
Filed Under "Robocop" 4/12/2012 Source: The Tracking Board
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kurekurcubic - 4/12/2012, 5:13 PM
great news but weres the link
RorMachine - 4/12/2012, 5:22 PM
Patience, site is spasing out
thereverendjonnynemo - 4/12/2012, 5:31 PM
If there's one thing that'd keep me away from watching this, it's Sean Penn. The man's a superdouche.
gaikinger - 4/12/2012, 5:44 PM
awesomem131 - 4/12/2012, 5:45 PM
I hope this movie doesn't fail but,only time will tell.
bane187 - 4/12/2012, 5:48 PM
Awesome sauce
Bandrews1 - 4/12/2012, 5:53 PM
This could be really interesting if these actors become involved.
continuezero - 4/12/2012, 5:54 PM
Wait so Lewis is a guy now?
Mego - 4/12/2012, 6:03 PM
Norton walks away from the Hulk and he's interested in a 3rd rate character Robocop??? There is nothing worthwhile in this project. We've seen the poor little Cyborg story told too many times already. Even Terminator Salvation was another tragic cyborg tale. We had it in Star Wars Revenge of the Sith and on Clone Wars. Theres been some B movies and sci fi tv cover the Cyborg story. We even had the Borg on Trek, Picard had a Cyborg story. No more Cyborgs!
Ranger14 - 4/12/2012, 6:09 PM
If there's two things that would keep me from watching it, it would be Norton and Penn.
GUNSMITH - 4/12/2012, 6:17 PM
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/12/2012, 6:18 PM
Awesome actors but im not really feeling this movie.
Invent something new for exchange.
Gutts81 - 4/12/2012, 6:51 PM
Sounds like the story of spawn to me.
GUNSMITH - 4/12/2012, 7:11 PM

thisheart - 4/12/2012, 7:25 PM
@Patient - Grif's very vocal about liking the Avengers.
thewolfx - 4/12/2012, 8:47 PM
who hates cyborgs?

losers thats who
DurtyTalynt - 4/12/2012, 10:19 PM
Yes! Cant wait for this. Robocop is the truth.
wavehunter - 4/12/2012, 11:01 PM
This reboot will suck
MisterBabadook - 4/12/2012, 11:12 PM
This will be great. I think Norton should play the partner though.
Seejay - 4/13/2012, 12:03 AM

Sean Penn ?

Well as the villain evil corporate president, perhaps ? That would be great.
Emjeed - 4/13/2012, 12:29 AM
I don't know why people are hating on Ed Norton. The guy is a good actor regardless what issues he might have had with Marvel. Before the talks fell through, most of these same people couldn't wait to see Norton team up with RDJ and co.. But no, since he's not Hulk anymore, he's a hack. The guy is very talented.. and we should give credit where it's due. Remember he contributed a lot to the MCU. Even though he didn't get credit for it, he wrote most of TIH. Look it up. I guess what I'm saying is, Don't knock a guy down cos he's got issues with your favorite comic book company..
SLK - 4/13/2012, 1:31 AM
All would be good if it wasn't Joel Kinnaman as Murphy. The guy just doesn't [frick]ing fit! And this totally killed the interest for the project.
acidbath - 4/13/2012, 1:34 AM
Grif is a troll but Damn he's our troll and he grows on you.
darthbobtarkas - 4/13/2012, 3:46 AM
Jose Padhila is directing. Do yourself a favor and watch both the Elite Squad movies. Your fears will be put to rest.
jasonicus - 4/13/2012, 5:40 AM
And Gael Garcia Bernal is who now?
Ranger14 - 4/13/2012, 7:37 AM
Emjeed@ I have always been on record here that I was thrilled that Norton got the boot and would not be part of the Avengers. The guy may be able to act, but he doesn't play well with others.
KNIGHT3000 - 4/13/2012, 8:30 AM
I don't like these WACK-ASS "WB/CW/HBO style" changes. Just to show more ass on TV. Are we supposed to feel worse that Murphy can't f#ck anymore, and now his wife's f#ckin Alejandro Alejandro.


I am beginning to lose faith in this
Emjeed - 4/13/2012, 10:13 AM
@Ranger14 I agree with you on that. He was trying to have too much control of the new movie and rumors are, he wanted the Bruce Banner/Hulk to be the top dog. I guess he should have been patient cos from all the info coming from the premiere, everyone seems taken by Hulk.. So i guess he screwed that up.. But that said.. we both agree that he a very talented guy
fullmoon106 - 4/13/2012, 10:48 AM
I'm really excited about this movie. Jose Padhilla seems like a great fit for this and if Norton and Penn are involved, it's going to have some great actors. I love the original, but I'm open for a fresh take. Even if this movie bombs, it's not going to affect the original. The only thing i'm not that excited about is the fact we're going to see Robocops eyes. It sounds little weird.
SpiderFan35 - 4/13/2012, 1:32 PM
I'f we are going to start changing genders then how about this?

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