Back in June, we reported that House star Hugh Laurie was in talks to star in RoboCop as the villainous OmniCorp CEO. Today, we have word from Variety reporter Jeff Sneider that talks have broken down, and that he will not play the villain. Here's what he had to say on his Twitter page.

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Production is scheduled to start very soon in Toronto, so it seems MGM will have to move fast to find a new villain. Joel Kinnaman stars as Alex Murphy, the Detroit cop who is resurrected as the title character. Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, and Jackie Earle Haley are also starring.