Hugh Laurie Feeling Villainous Again for Brad Bird's 'Tomorrowland'
Though Emmy winning actor Hugh Laurie was once slated to take on a villain role in Jose Padilha's remake of RoboCop, the British native didn't finalize a deal. However, it sounds like he'll get the chance to take on a villain role again as Heat Vision reports he's in talks to face-off against George Clooney in Brad Bird's secretive sci-fi project Tomorrowland at Disney. Though there have been some solid theories about the plot, the only real information describes the film as being in the same vein as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the 1978 Steven Spielberg classic about aliens and the people who encountered them. Read on!
There are literally no details about Laurie's character known at this time, but his involvement gets me even more excited for the mystery project. Now that the medical drama "House M.D." is complete, I'm hoping Laurie starts showing up in many more feature films. And the fact that he's taking this kind of high profile project with Clooney, not to mention with filmmakers like Bird and writer Damon Lindelof on board, should do wonders for his big screen career. Hopefully we'll hear a few plot details before too long, especially after that mystery box tease from Disney and D23. After all, production is supposed to start in a few months.