Limitless and Sucker Punch star Abbie Cornish is in early talks to join the cast of RoboCop for MGM Studios and director José Padilha, playing the wife of the title character.
In the film Detroit cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is left for dead after being shot on duty. He is turned into the half-man, half-robot crime-fighting machine RoboCop, who goes on a quest to clean up the city’s mean streets.
Cornish will play Murphy’s wife, who thinks her husband is still dead, unaware of his cyborg resurrection, although presumably she’ll find out the truth at some point! She joins a cast that also includes Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson.
José Padilha is directing from a screenplay by Joshua Zetumer. Production is scheduled to begin later this summer in Toronto.