It seems the plan may be to surround Kinnaman with major Hollywood talent, a proven strategy for over 30 years now when it comes to box office appeal. According to Tracking-Board, Edward Norton, Gael Garcia Bernal (Babel), Rebecca Hall (The Town) and Sean Penn are in talks to join the cast.
If cast, Norton will play a character also named “Norton”, a brilliant mastermind behind bringing RoboCop to life.
Bernal would likely play Jack Lewis, Alex Murphy’s handsome police partner who eventually begins a relationship with Murphy’s former wife, to be played by Hall.
Meanwhile, Sean Penn may end up in the role of Novack, a right-wing news reporter.
Eric Newman (Children of Men) and Marc Abraham (Dawn of the Dead) are producing the film.
RoboCop is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 9, 2013.