Michael K. Williams is in talks to join José Padilha's remake of the classic 1987 action movie RoboCop.

The actor would play Alex Murphy's (Joel Kinnaman) close friend and partner alongside Jackie Earle Haley, Gary Oldman, Hugh Laurie, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson.

José Padilha is directing from a script provided by Joshua Zetumer.

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The actor is best known for playing Chalky White on Boardwalk Empire and is currently shooting 12 Years a Slave, which co-stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender.

No production schedule has been released for this project.