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June 13, 2012
Hugh Laurie in talks to play Robocop villain
— Posted by Ryan
It sounds like Hugh Laurie may be the villain in the upcoming “Robocop” reboot. Hugh’s most notable role is that of Dr. Gregory House on the hit TV series “House.” With such a limited big screen presence, it is hard to see Laurie as anything other than Dr. House but I have no reservations about him playing something outside of that role.
Maybe it’s because I have seen Laurie play a drug addict on “House,” but I see him playing more of a “strung out” yet intelligent leader of a crime syndicate. Again I don’t doubt his abilities to play the role he is given, I’d just prefer to see Laurie on the streets rather than an office setting.
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