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Whishaw eyed for ‘Robopocalypse’ role

Brit thesp has topped D'Works' list since casting began

Brit thesp Ben Whishaw, who stars in WB’s “Cloud Atlas” and plays Q in Sony’s upcoming James Bond pic “Skyfall,” is being eyed for a key role in Steven Spielberg’s “Robopocalypse,” which is a co-production between DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox.

Sci-fi tale centers on the fate of the human race after a robot uprising. Drew Goddard adapted Daniel H. Wilson’s novel, and Spielberg will produce with outgoing Fox topper Tom Rothman.

Chris Hemsworth is in negotiations to star, while Anne Hathaway has been approached for the female lead.

Whishaw has not received an official offer yet, but sources tell Variety that he has been at the top of DreamWorks’ list to play a hacker named Lurker since the casting process began.

Disney will distribute “Robopocalypse” domestically through its Touchstone label while Fox will handle international territories. Companies will share equally in worldwide theatrical revenues. Pic opens day-and-date worldwide on April 25, 2014.

Whishaw’s bigscreen credits include lead roles in Tom Tykwer’s “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” and Jane Campion’s “Bright Star.”

Whishaw is repped by CAA and Hamilton Hodell.

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