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Hugh Laurie to play Robocop villain

British star Hugh Laurie has his first major role lined up following his long-running House stint - he will play a villain in the new reboot of Robocop.

The actor took his final bow as moody medic Dr. Gregory House when the acclaimed series wrapped last month (May12), and now he's set to return to the big screen in the remake of the 1987 sci-fi classic.

Laurie will play the evil boss of Omnicorp, the company which creates Robocop, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Joel Kinnaman will play the title character, a cop who is saved from death by being turned into a robotic police officer.

Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson will co-star.

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