Hugh Laurie was supposed to play the villainous head of the tech company responsible for building RoboCop in the new MGM remake.
Laurie was interested in the playing the role, but has stopped talks with the studio.
Now MGM is looking for other big-name actors to replace him, including Clive Owen.
Laurie most likely read the latest draft of the script and said, “Bloody hell is this?” The script, according to a Twitter rant by Hit Fix’s Drew McWeeny, is so bad it’s almost unreadable.
Too bad, because Laurie is a great actor and an even better anti-hero/baddie.
Source: Deadline NY