David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross has been good to Al Pacino. He received an Oscar nomination for his performance as Ricky Roma in the 1992 movie version, and he has another surefire hit on his hands with the upcoming Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The New York Times reported yesterday that Pacino is set to return to the stage for the first time since his Tony-nominated run in The Merchant of Venice in 2010. In an interesting twist, he would be stepping into the footsteps of Jack Lemmon by playing salesman Shelley Levene, rather than reprising his iconic role from the film.
Variety also reported last night that Hugh Laurie will appear in the new Joel Kinnaman-led RoboCop remake. The House star is set for a dastardly turn as the CEO of Omnicorp, the corporation responsible for Kinnaman’s transformation from dying police officer to the eponymous mechanical warrior. Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson are also in the cast.
In other reboot news, Portia de Rossi will also be joining a remake of an icon soon as she joins the cast of NBC’s coming Munsters update Mockingbird Lane. The actress—who is also set to return in the long-awaited resurrection of Arrested Development—will be playing Lily Munster, the vampire wife of Jerry O’Connell’s Herman Munster. Eddie Izzard will play her father in the new version of the classic ’60s sitcom.