Britain’s finest Yankee impersonator, House’s Hugh Laurie, just landed possibly the biggest movie role of his career, playing the villainous CEO of Omnicorp, the vast conglomerate behind RoboCop’s titular hero. Laurie will join a cast filled out by The Killing’s Joel Kinnaman — our cyborg crime-fighter — Gary Oldman, as RoboCop’s creator, and Samuel L. Jackson, the movie’s “not evil” business titan. Given Hollywood’s penchant for accented villains, we’re banking on the full Brit Laurie effect.
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: Actor Hugh Laurie arrives at Fox’s “House” series finale wrap party at Cicada on April 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Photo: Kevin Winter/2012 Getty Images