Hugh Laurie won't rest on the sidelines long following his stint on "House." The actor is in talks to play the villain in MGM's remake of "RoboCop," according to Variety.

The role is for the corporate big-wig who turns dead Detroit police officer Joel Kinnaman into RoboCop. Ronny Cox played the villain in the original 1987 movie.

Laurie recently wrapped up eight seasons on the Fox television series "House." Laurie's also a pianist and singer, and is currenlty on a European concert tour.