Hugh Laurie is no longer attached to play the villain in MGM's RoboCop reboot. The actor was in negotiations but has reportedly ended them. Deadline have today reported that MGM is currently looking at "a small group of actors" to play the character that Laurie was set to play, the head of the facility that created RoboCop [Joel Kinnaman]. The only one that has been named by the site is Clive Owen. RoboCop, directed by Jose Padilha, stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbie Cornish & Jay Baruchel. The reboot hits theaters August 3rd 2013.