Bird and Lindelof’s Tomorrowland Seems to Have Some Cool Lady Characters in It
The Future Is Now!
It doesn’t take much to make our ears perk up and pay attention to a movie, and the possibility of some cool ladies in a movie is definitely one of those things. Cool being an, admittedly, simultaneously very broad and very specific definition.
Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof have been teasing their upcoming Disney project for months now, first under the working title 1952, before the film’s actual title was revealed to be Tomorrowland, after the themed attraction at many Disney parks. They even went so far as to reveal a mysterious image of a suitcase full of random stuff, so that the internet could go crazy identifying it all and wondering what it might mean. Clearly somebody out there knew what the movie was about, since Hugh Laurie and George Clooney are both attached to the movie. And now, thanks to casting info, we might have a clue to what it’s all about.
A teenage girl, a genius middle-aged man (who was kicked out of Tomorrowland) and a pre-pubescent girl robot attempt to get to and unravel what happened to Tomorrowland, which exists in an alternative dimension, in order to save Earth.
Drew McWeeny at HitFix, from who this info comes, hedges his bets by indicating that it’s not impossible that a production as secretive as a Disney funded Damon Lindelof project would release a fabricated or at least slightly false plot precis and script to casting agencies in order to hide the details of their story. But McWeeny’s description definitely sounds like something Brad Bird might make as a tribute to the philosophy of futurism that created Walt Disney’s Tomorrowland. Most interesting to us, of course, is that while that “genius middle-aged man” role is going to Clooney, the film’s primary main character is Casey, that teenage girl with a “quick scientific mind.”
I won’t say any more, except that Tomorrowland, we will watch your career with great interest, and you can check out McWeeny’s whole description of the casting documents here.
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