Jackie Earle Haley is joining director Jose Padilha’s RoboCop remake. Joel Kinnaman is set as the titular police officer who becomes a cybernetically-enhanced justice dealer following mortal injuries, and now Deadline reports that Haley will play Maddox, the man who “dispense the military training to RoboCop.” Moreover, Jay Baruchel is apparently circling another lead role. These actors make yet even more fantastic additions to an impressive cast that now includes Hugh Laurie as the antagonist, Gary Oldman as the scientist who creates RoboCop, Samuel L. Jackson as a charismatic TV mogul, and Abbie Cornish as Kinnaman’s wife.
Production on RoboCop is poised to begin soon in order to meet its August 9th, 2013 release date. Hit the jump to read the synopsis for the redo.