Marianne Jean-Baptiste has boarded José Padilha's remake of the classic action film RoboCop.

The actress will play Detroit Police Chief, Karen Dean. The project has Joel Kinnaman playing the cyborg cop alongside Jackie Earle Haley, Gary Oldman, Hugh Laurie, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson. José Padilha is helming from a script provided by Joshua Zetumer.

The actress is best known for playing Vivian Johnson in CBS's Without a Trace.

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Production will begin in Toronto next month.