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.
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.