RoboCop Adds Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Marianne Jean-Baptiste is the latest name to join the cast of Jose Padilha’s RoboCop, Variety reports. She will play the Chief of Police, Karen Dean.

In the film, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.

Jean-Baptiste, best know for starring on “Without a Trace,” joins Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Laurie, Jackie Earle Haley, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle and Michael Kenneth Williams in the August 9, 2013 release.

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