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Oct 15 KATHRYN HAHN JOINS “TOMORROWLAND” 0
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Kathryn Hahn has joined the cast of Tomorrowland, Disney’s Brad Bird-directed sci-fi adventure movie.

George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson are starring in the picture, which is currently shooting in Vancouver.

The story, as described by Disney, centers on a “bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment who embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.”

Character descriptions are being kept secret, but it can be revealed that Hahn is playing a character named Ursula in what is described as a funny, scene-stealing role.

Hahn is an expert at the latter, with her talents on view in the recent New Line comedy We’re the Millers. She’ll next be seen in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and recently wrapped Shawn Levy’s This Is Where I Leave You.

Hahn is repped by Gersh, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Schreck Rose.

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Oct 15 TIM MCGRAW JOINS “TOMORROWLAND” 0
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Tim McGraw is returning to film for the 2014 movie Tomorrowland.

The Disney film will be directed by Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) and will star George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Judy Greer, Britt Robertson and McGraw. Shooting is currently underway in Vancouver with a projected release of December 2014.

The film is about a teen and a former boy-genius who are searching for a place in space and time called Tomorrowland.

McGraw has dabbled in acting before, appearing in Friday Night Lights (2004), Flicka (2006), The Blind Side (2009) and Country Strong (2010).

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Aug 15 BRAD BIRD & DAMON LINDELOF ON TOMORROWLAND’S SECRETS 0
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Disney Tomorrowland Logo

Given the presence of Hugh Laurie in the cast, and the carefully curated sense of secrecy that the filmmakers have wrapped around the movie so far, we half expect Laurie’s classic comedy song ‘Mystery’ to appear on the soundtrack to Tomorrowland.

Laurie was not on hand at the Disney D23 event this weekend, but the Mouse House had director Brad Bird and co-writer Damon Lindelof in attendance, and the pair spoke to us about the challenges of making a film in a world where so many essential elements leak before the finished version is even in cinemas.

“You’re always worried,” admits Bird. “It’s kind of like a heckler who yells out a punch line to some guy’s well-crafted joke. It’s never going to be as good as hearing it with all the care that you put into it. It’s very hard to tell a story as well it should be told when everybody has devices that can record and post things on blogs. That’s why I encourage anyone who loves storytelling to avoid reading spoilers online. Be excited about a movie, but if you like storytelling, why would you want that?”

The man who made The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and, more recently, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, is trying to keep his latest under wraps as long as he can, and has just started shooting the sci-fi adventure. He’s concerned that the eventual trailers may just go too far. “That’s a trend. People often explain too much and to me, it feels a little desperate, like you don’t think being intrigued is enough. And there are many trailers where, if it ended halfway through, I’d be in. And then they go, ‘It turns out the villain is the best friend!’” Added Lindelof with a laugh: “That was awesome, that movie,” “But it goes deep into the third act!” protested Bird. “Why am I getting this in a trailer? Now I don’t want to see it.”

Early chatter about the film pointed to alien involvement, but Lindelof is happy to shoot that rumour down once and for all when we ask about the influences on the film’s tone. “When we first started talking about it, the movie we were referencing was Close Encounters, so people incorrectly deduced that it was about some sort of alien contact, which we’ve ruled out. But that movie was about discovery. It was about that level of excitement of, ‘There’s something out there, and it inspires me and I can’t quite explain why it inspires me, but I need to know more about it. I need to get to it.’ That became the driving, fundamental feel behind it. We’re not trying to make a Spielberg movie, this is very much a Brad Bird movie, but I feel like that’s the vibe.”

Bird is clearly happier talking tone than plot at this point, which really does make a refreshing change. “It’s what we want to have the audience feeling. When I was first at Pixar, they were making Finding Nemo and doing all these tests for water and trying to reproduce stuff from the ocean. They did it really well and once they managed it, they said, ‘We shouldn’t be trying to reproduce what it looks like, we should be trying to evoke what it feels like.’ As soon as they did that, they had the ocean they wanted. That’s really what this is about in a weird way. When you hear that word, how does it ‘feel’?” 

“What does it evoke?” said Lindelof, taking up the baton. “When you close your eyes and think of three things that it makes you picture when I say Tomorrowland, those are the things that should be in the movie, not necessarily the theme park ride Space Mountain.”

For the duo, the real inspiration here was a mysterious box, reportedly dug up in the Disney archives and containing all manner of intriguing items, including strange animation reels and a forged picture of Walt Disney with Amelia Earhart. “We put together an exhibit at D23 that curates everything that we pulled out of the box,” said Lindelof. “We don’t know if the contents are authentic in the traditional sense. Some of them are absolutely real, we just don’t know who put them there and why and our job as storytellers is to say, ‘What if everything in this box was put there for a reason?’”

And the box helped sway the film’s leading man, George Clooney, into signing on. “We brought the box to his house. We made him put on the gloves that Disney makes you put on when you handle the artefacts. Then we told him the story. He said, ‘I’m interested, send me the script when it’s done.’ He read it and liked it enough to take the leap with us.”

We’ll all get to take the leap when Tomorrowland arrives next year.

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Jul 27 BRITT ROBERTSON TO JOIN HUGH LAURIE & GEORGE CLOONEY IN TOMORROWLAND 0
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Actress Britt Robertson has been cast in a lead role in Disney’s high-profile George Clooney adventure Tomorrowland.

Robertson (Under the Dome, Delivery Man) will play a high school girl with an unconventional understanding of technology who is launched on a journey to reclaim her future. THR previously reported that Robertson was one of two finalists for the role.

The film, which is set to hit theaters Dec.12, 2014, is being directed by Brad Bird, produced by Damon Lindelof and Bird, and written by Lindelof, Bird and Jeff Jensen.

Robertson joins a cast that already includes Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy and Thomas Robinson.

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Mar 27 HUGH LAURIE HEADING TO VANCOUVER IN AUGUST FOR BRAD BIRD’S “TOMORROWLAND” 0
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Not a lot of info about director Brad Bird’s new movie Tomorrowland, except that it films from August until the year’s end in Vancouver.

Oh yeah, and George Clooney is one of the stars.  Hugh Laurie is the only other name attached so far. It’s a Disney movie, so figure that there’s a tie-in to the old theme park ride.

Brad Bird is the Pixar veteran (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) who made the jump to live-action with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. That globe-trotting Tom Cruise hit was partly filmed in Vancouver, which must have played a part in why Bird is bringing his next movie here.

Vancouver-based special effect wizard Mike Vezina (The A-Team, 2012) is also attached, so expect something to blow up real good.

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Mar 14 “TOMORROWLAND” SUMMARY EXPLAINS WHAT HUGH LAURIE & GEORGE CLOONEY ARE UP TO 1
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Before today, all we knew about Disney’s Tomorrowland was that Brad Bird would direct George Clooney in it, Hugh Laurie would probably sign as the villain, and Damon Lindelof signed a seven-figure deal to co-write the script. Now we finally have an idea of what Tomorrowland is about, and it involves alternate dimensions and robots and a theme park.

Hitfix  posted an extended synopsis. The short version is, George Clooney is playing the middle-aged man (Frank Walker) and Hugh Laurie is playing David Nix, a corrupt boss of an alternate dimension’s Disneyland.

The “Tomorrowland” that they keep referring to in this break-down appears to be a place where science has blown past the world we live in, and when Frank Walker was a young man, he first encountered the promise of Tomorrowland at the 1964 World’s Fair. David Nix was there, showing off his own work, and he told Walker to come back when he was older and his inventions actually worked. A girl named Athena saw great promise in 11-year-old Frank, though, and she snuck him into Tomorrowland. Eventually, Frank was discovered by Nix and thrown out, but not before learning that the girl he loved, Athena, was actually a robot.

By the time we meet Frank in the film, he’s much older, and George Clooney is set to play the part. Nix is the role that Hugh Laurie is signed for, and by the point the main story of the film kicks in, Nix has been in charge of Disneyland for many years, and he’s become rotten, corrupt. Athena, unchanged since Frank was a young man, plays a key role in the film, and the hero is a girl named Casey who has a quick scientific mind that becomes important as the story unfolds. Nix is a guy who values technical accomplishment over creative thinking, and when he throws Frank out of Tomorrowland, he’s not alone. Every creative thinker is banished, allowing Nix to focus purely on aesthetics and technical advancement for its own sake. [Hitfix]

I’m not sure why that synopsis starts with the statement that Tomorrowland “appears to be a place where” yadda yadda. That’s a very detailed synopsis if it’s based on what something “appears to be”. We can play at that game. It appears to be that Hugh Laurie’s character, who runs the alternate universe’s Disneyland, will die and be cryogenically frozen. Then George Clooney goes to Six Flags. We just used imagination to discover all kinds of new things!

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Feb 15 HUGH PARTICIPATES IN SINGER JAMES BOOKER DOCUMENTARY 0
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From director Lily Keber comes the feature documentary, Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker which explores the life, times and music of James Booker, the legendary New Orleans performer who Dr. John proclaimed “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.”

The film will be making its World Premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival next month.

The project recently raised over $18,000 in completion and music rights costs, en route to its premiere.

The film includes Interviews with: Harry Connick, Jr., Hugh Laurie, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Charles Neville, Cosimo Matassa, Harry Connick Sr., Joe Boyd, Bunny Matthews, Ron Cuccia, Joshua Paxton, Tom McDermott, Reggie Scanlan, Ronald Markham, George Winston, and countless others.

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Feb 15 HUGH LAURIE IN TALKS FOR VILLAIN ROLE IN “TOMORROWLAND” 0
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Hugh Laurie is in negotiations to play the villain in Tomorrowland, Disney’s top secret sci-fi project starring George Clooney and being directed by Brad Bird.

The plot of the movie project, which until a couple of weeks ago was being called 1952, is under lock and key, though it has been described as being in the vein of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Steven Spielberg’s 1978 movie about a man searching for extra-terrestrials on Earth.

All that is known about Laurie’s character is that he serves as the movie’s antagonist.

Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof co-wrote the script with Jeff Jensen, an editor at Entertainment Weekly.

The pedigree of Bird and Lindelof, their standing in the geek community and the force field of secrecy enveloping the project have raised interest in Tomorrowland

Laurie is best known for his Emmy-nominated starring role as the brilliant but cold title character in Fox’s House M.D. which ran from 2004-12. The show kept him busy, but he did find time to appear in the ensemble drama The Oranges and to lend his voice to such animated fare as Arthur Christmas and Monster vs. Aliens.

He is repped by WME.

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Sep 19 “THE ORANGES” TO BE SHOWN AT SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL 0
Filed in: movies , news , the oranges

The expansion helped bring more talent to the fest, according to fest chairman DaleStrack. Running Sept. 26-30, fest will screen slate includes headline films “The Oranges” (featuring Hugh Laurie, Leighton Meester, Catherine Keener), the Dustin Hoffman-helmed “Quartet” (with Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Billy Connolly) and comedy “Seven Psychopaths” (featuring Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell). World preems include thiller “Red Line” and “The Story of Luke.”

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Sep 19 HUGH ON LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON 0
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