If you were to tell us that producers have decided to gamble on The Killing’s still relatively unknown standout Joel Kinnaman to play the title role in the big-budget remake of Robocop, we’d simply laugh and say, “Okay, how far along into pre-production will this movie get before Warner Bros. executives say, ‘Wait, we cast WHO?’ and decide to pull the plug on the project?” But since this movie is being made by MGM, maybe they’ll actually do it! In any case, Deadline is reporting that Kinnaman has gotten the offer to topline the Jose Padilha-directed project, and we suspect he will accept, because if there’s anything we know from The Killing, it’s that Kinnaman loves projects where he only ever gets to wear one thing. Mazel tov!
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: Actor Joel Kinnaman attends the premiere of AMC’s series ‘The Killing’ at the Harmony Gold Theater on March 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images