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Now that MGM is back in the movie business, they've been tossing around a lot of names for the lead role of Alex Murphy in their remake of the 80's sci-fi action classic, 'RoboCop'. However, it would seem that director José Padilha already has someone in mind: during a recent appearance on Brazilian TV channel Globo 1, Padihla gave the audience an update on the film's progress and his choice for RoboCop, 'X-Men: First Class' star Michael Fassbender.
The director stated:
Following in the footsteps of Peter Weller is a daunting task to be sure - not a lot of actors can do so much with only a small section of their mouth appearing from behind a giant cyborg mask. Could Fassbender do it? While he's still a relatively new face on the Hollywood circuit, his performances in nearly every film have been entertaining and interesting to watch and audiences really seem to like him as well, which goes a long way towards ticket sales. However, since he's currently double booked at the moment (he will shortly be filming 'At Swim-Two-Birds' and 'Prisoner') and may or may not play a synthetic android in the upcoming 'Alien' prequel 'Prometheus', it's highly unlikely that this is anything beyond a directorial wishlist.