The Killing actor Joel Kinnaman confirmed for RoboCop remake

He'll take the title role in Jose Padilha's RoboCop

Joel Kinnaman has been confirmed as the star of the upcoming RoboCop remake, after being linked to the title role more than a week ago.

The actor, best known for his role in the US version of The Killing, will play officer Alex Murphy as well as his metal-suited crimefighting counterpart.

If you haven't seen him in The Killing, chances are you've caught him in a background role in the likes of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Safe House or The Darkest Hour.

His best known movie in his native Sweden is possibly Snabba Cash (Easy Money), which was directed by Safe House's Daniel Espinosa. Kinnaman will be seen in Snabba Cash II later this year.

While we haven't quite seen enough of Kinnaman to judge how good he'll be in the role, he's certainly got the striking jawline that the role requires.

He'll be following in the footsteps of Peter Weller, who played RoboCop in the first two movies in the series.

Kinnaman was shortlisted for the lead role in Thor, so it looks like this'll be his first shot at a blockbuster breakout.

Think Kinnaman will make a good Alex Murphy? Or did you have your hopes pinned on another actor? And is it just us, or does he sorta look like a hunkier version of Gareth from The Office? Let us know!


    • Ali1748

      Mar 4th 2012, 15:39

      Worst casting decision I have ever seen !!!!!!!!

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    • SussexUK

      Mar 4th 2012, 19:23

      Best casting decision i have ever seen !!!!!!!!

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    • Seedorf

      Mar 5th 2012, 1:17

      He was short listed to play Thor? Were they hoping to go for the opposite of Captain America? Instead of weedy man gets transformed into tough guy. Tough guy turns into Joel Kinnaman. TBH, I couldn't care less about this remake. I'm fed up of all these bloody reboots.

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    • FBJRider

      Mar 5th 2012, 17:01

      I don't really care about this film but he is a pretty good actor, even though I'm glad he didn't get the part in Thor although he's good I can't imagine him being a good Thor. They made a good decision with Chris Hemsworth.

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    • alexr

      Mar 6th 2012, 17:19

      Most neutral casting decision I have ever seen !!!!!!!!

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