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Hugh Laurie to play 'Tomorrowland' villain

Will star opposite George Clooney in Brad Bird's upcoming flick

By Corwin Neuse Feb 14, 2013 9:53AM
We don't know much about Disney's upcoming "Tomorrowland," but what we do know is enough to get our hearts palpitating. The project, previously known only by the mysterious moniker "1952," will be directed by Brad "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" Bird, from a script by J.J. Abrams's protege Damon Lindeloff, will be vaguely sci-fi in nature, and may or may not be based upon Disneyland's Tomorrowland attraction. Although we hope not. George Clooney will star. And today brings the news, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, that Hugh "House M.D." Laurie is in talks to play the villain. One can only hope that Laurie uses his true, naturally villainous British accent, and really lets Clooney have it with his trademark dripping sarcasm.

What do you think, Hitlisters? Excited for "Tomorrowland?" Does Lindeloff's involvement on a project really speak well of it, at this point? "Prometheus" was kind of a massive disappointment, after all. Bird, on the other hand, made a smashing transition from animation—he directed Pixar's "Ratatouille" and "The Incredibles"—to live action with "Ghost Protocol," so it seems safe to hold him to a higher standard. As for the rest... Well, we'll have to reserve judgement until we all know more about the film. More details as they become available...
Feb 15, 2013 10:24AM
Will look forward to anything Hugh Laurie - an outstanding actor
I've seen Hugh Laurie grow to be a very diverse actor.  I have used some of his work when I would teach acting classes.
Feb 15, 2013 11:57AM
Hugh Laurie just gets better w/ age and I adore his rapier wit.
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