‘Tomorrowland’ Finds a Villain in Hugh Laurie
'Tomorrowland' - the mysterious Disney project that may or may not be about aliens - has found the perfect villain to go up against George Clooney: British actor Hugh Laurie, best known for his work on 'House, M.D.'
THR reports that Hugh Laurie is in talks to play the villain in the upcoming film 'Tomorrowland' opposite George Clooney. (Note: Laurie recently dropped out of the 'Robocop' remake where he would've also played the film's villain.) We still have no details on the plot for the mysterious film, formerly called '1952,' but with a script from Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird at the helm, we know it's definitely science fiction.
THR says the film has been described as being in the vein of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind.' Recent speculation from fans regarding the enigmatic box of photos and other keepsakes posted by Lindelof and Bird a few weeks ago suggests that the film involves Walt Disney working with the government to use his television series to inform the public about UFOs and alien life.
So basically the only thing we know at this point is that it has something to do with Disney and aliens, which is good enough for us. Nothing is known about the character Laurie would play, though he would be the film's main antagonist.
Bird and Lindelof are notoriously secretive about their projects, and like fellow filmmaker JJ Abrams, we expect to learn more about 'Tomorrowland' whenever they're ready to let us.