Hugh Laurie in talks to play Robocop villain


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.


House star Hugh Laurie is in negotiations to take on the role of the evil CEO villain in Jose Padilha’s (Elite Squad) reboot of Robocop. Laurie is a great actor who’s got everything it take to play a great villain, I’m surprised he has had more villainous roles in his career.

Via: GeekTyrant


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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  • DougCorner

    hi ryan, hugh laurie has been in more than house, try blackadder or jeeves and woster or even his portrail of sam in the smash hit movie maybe baby directed by ben elton, the line “ive got a pot of sperm up my arse and its dying” is brilliant

    •  @DougCorner I know he has been but that’s why I stated it was his “most notable role,” and not his only role.