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Gary Oldman Signs on for ‘RoboCop’ Remake

"Batman Begins" actor Gary Oldman will play the scientist who creates RoboCop

Gary Oldman has struck a deal to appear in MGM's upcoming remake of the 1987 film "RoboCop."

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Oldman will play the scientist who creates RoboCop, a role handled by Miguel Ferrer in the original.

Joel Kinnaman of "The Killing" will inherit the title role from Peter Weller.

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The film is slated for an August 9, 2013 release. Jose Padilha ("Elite Squad") is directing.