Actress joins Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson in MGM remake
The actioner is set to start shooting in Toronto next month. Jean-Baptiste will portray the character of Detroit Police Chief, Karen Dean.
“Elite Squad” helmer Jose Padilha is directing an origin story from Josh Zetumer’s script. Kinnaman stars as the crimefighter, a Detroit police office who’s transformed into RoboCop after he’s murdered while on duty.
Jean-Baptiste will be seen in “The Moment” opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh and Martin Henderson; “Violet & Daisy” with James Gandolfini and Saoirse Ronan; Fernando Meirelles’ “360” opposite Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, and Rachel Weisz; and “Won’t Back Down” with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis. She was on seven seasons of CBS’s “Without A Trace.”
Jean-Baptiste is repped by APA and Elise Konialian at Untitled Entertainment