Hugh Laurie In Talks To Play The Villain In Brad Bird's TOMORROWLAND

Hugh Laurie In Talks To Play The Villain In Brad Bird's TOMORROWLAND

House star Hugh Laurie is in negotiations to take on the villain role in Disney's mysterious sci-fi film Tomorrowland, which stars George Clooney and will be directed by The Incredibles' Brad Bird. Hit the jump for more details.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hugh Laurie (best known for his starring role in House) is in negotiations to play the villain in Disney's secret science fiction film Tomorrowland. Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) is directing from a script by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen, with George Clooney set to star. All that is known about Laurie's character is that he is the film's antagonist. The actor was in talks for the villain role in the RoboCop reboot last year, but was replaced by Michael Keaton after negotiations broke down. While the plot is currently unknown, Tomorrowland is described as being in the vein of Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, in which a man searches for extra-terrestrials on Earth. The film, which was previously titled 1952 until a couple weeks ago, is set to hit theaters December 19th, 2014.

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Filed Under "Sci-Fi" 2/13/2013 Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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JoeMomma29 - 2/13/2013, 10:22 AM
He is a good actor!
Hellsing - 2/13/2013, 10:29 AM
@KamenRider seriously I don't get it
Hellsing - 2/13/2013, 10:30 AM
You had my curiosity and you continue to have it Mr Brad Bird.
Chewtoy - 2/13/2013, 10:36 AM
This is the big trend... getting modern day versions of Sherlock Holmes to play your villain. Johnny Lee Miller is next.
JonasWepeel - 2/13/2013, 10:37 AM
@KamenRiderJ22 (if that is your real name)

How DARE you judge someone by their looks.
Hellsing - 2/13/2013, 10:41 AM
No the modern trend is to get the latest British actor to play a villain in your movie oh wait its not that new, Alan Rickman started this shit. Hell its been done in one of the greatest film of all time Lion King (don't hate bitch's) the villain was voice by a Brit whilst Mufasa was voiced by a James Earl Jones.
Hellsing - 2/13/2013, 10:43 AM
@KamenRider well you just mentioned me so how are you ignoring me. By the kamen rider shows are awesome (I am not sucking up to you because I fear how you might retaliate against me)
Fornication - 2/13/2013, 10:58 AM

Hellsing - 2/13/2013, 10:59 AM
@KamenRider [frick]ing hell how the hell did you figure out that I was cross dresser.
Hellsing - 2/13/2013, 11:05 AM
I don't remember mentioning no Dr Dre, the only blackman I ever had was Biggie Smalls, and let me tell you he aint small.
AlexDeLarge87 - 2/13/2013, 12:18 PM
Hugh looks little creepy with that needle. Gonna make a great villain.
ClobberPot - 2/13/2013, 6:15 PM
Laurie is my pick for Alfred in the next Batman reboot.

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