The shoot for Jose Padilha's 'Robocop' redo is due to commence next month in Toronto and another new name has been tagged on to the existing cast list just in time. British actress Marianne Jean-Baptiste has signed up to fill out yet another cop role this time that of Detroit Police Chief Karen Dean. The Oscar nominated Jean-Baptiste is better known for her role as Vivian Johnson in CBS's long-running police series 'Without a Trace'. Marianne (below) will join the increasing cast which already includes the likes of Samuel L. Jackson ('The Avengers'), Gary Oldman ('The Dark Knight Rises'), Jackie Earle Haley ('A Nightmare on Elm Street'), Hugh Laurie ('House'), Abbie Cornish ('Sucker Punch') and Michael Kenneth Williams ('Boardwalk Empire').
"In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex's life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before."
'RoboCop' will smash into theatres on 9 August 2013.
Marianne Jean-Baptiste Joins 'Robocop'