After the failure of John Carter and The Lone Ranger, you might think Disney would be shying away from projects that aren’t either animated, sequels or made by Marvel. However they’ve been putting together Tomorrowland, and recently it was rumoured they were eyeing Britt Robertson or Naomi Scott for the female lead role.
Now it’s been confirmed that Under The Dome and Secret Circle star Robertson has won the role and signed onto the movie. Disney released a brief casting announcement saying she’s going to be in the film, along with the info that, ‘In the film, a high school girl with an unconventional understanding of technology is launched on a journey to reclaim her future.’
Previous details have suggested that her character approaches a cranky inventor named Frank (George Clooney) to unravel the mystery behind Tomorrowland, a world that exists in a parallel dimension to ours. Hugh Laurie has been cast as the villain, with Raffey Cassidy playing a child robot who joins Casey and Frank on their journey.
Brad Bird is directing Tomorrowland from a screenplay by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen. A December 12, 2014 release date has already been set.