Whishaw set for Robopocalypse role?

Ben Whishaw is reportedly being eyed for a part in Robopocalypse.

The British actor has yet to be offered a part in Steven Spielberg's sci-fi film but it has been reported that movie bosses are keen to cast him.

According to Variety, if Ben is signed up he would play a hacker called Lurker in the thriller about a robot uprising, which is based on a novel by Daniel H Wilson.

Ben, who can be seen as gadget guru Q in the new James Bond movie Skyfall when it opens in October, could be starring alongside Chris Hemsworth, who is thought to be in negotiations for a role.

And this week it was reported that Dark Knight Rises actress Anne Hathaway is Spielberg's top choice for the female lead.

Principal photography is set to begin in early 2013 and the movie is expected to be released in April 2014.