The film will star Joel Kinnaman as a police officer turned into a law-enforcing cyborg. Jackson will play Pat Novak, a charismatic TV mogul, and the film's cast will also include Gary Oldman as Robocop's scientist-creator. Jose Padilha is directing.
Jackson starred on Broadway earlier this season in The Mountaintop. He received an Oscar nomination for Pulp Fiction, and his many films include Shaft, A Time to Kill, Snakes on a Plane, The Negotiator, Changing Lanes, and the recent box office smash, The Avengers.