Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys Offer New Clues To The Film
And Kylo Ren talks at last...
New Spectre Poster Lands
Look out for that skull, 007!
First Teaser From Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children Arrives
Tim Burton's latest looks to turn back time...
Mahershala Ali Will Be Luke Cage's Cottonmouth
He'll be a big foe for our hero
Jason Momoa Starring In Braven
He's a lumberjack but he might not be okay for long...
Mark Ruffalo Says The Hulk Was Cut From Captain America: Civil War
No room for a Brucie bonus after a script change
Gerard Butler Finds The Headhunter's Calling
Business whizz meets personal crisis
New Trailer For The Lobster Simmers Online
Colin Farrell makes an excellent choice
Cate Blanchett Will Be Lucille Ball
In a new biopic written by Aaron Sorkin
Ansel Elgort Finds Code Name Veil
Starring in the CIA drama
Cary Fukunaga Explains His Exit From It
'We didn't want to make the same movie...'
Uzo Aduba Joins American Pastoral
David Strathairn and more also aboard Ewan Mcgregor's film
Scott Cooper In Talks To Direct American Wolf
Leonardo DiCaprio wants him to tackle the story of a hunter and his accidental act
Pilou Asbæk Will Be Game Of Thrones' Euron Greyjoy
The Danish actor will appear in season six
Edward Ashley Heads For The Lost City Of Z
Joining his In The Heart Of The Sea co-star Tom Holland
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 May 2015
Tomorrowland Spoiler Special - Brad Bird And Damon Lindelof
Welcome to the land... of tomorrow!
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Tomorrowland (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Monuments Men (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Gravity (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Oranges (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Hugh Laurie Off To Tomorrowland
He's in talks to be the villain

13 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Hugh Laurie

As the secrecy and the theories about what it will actually feature continue to swirl, work goes on to set to Brad Bird’s top-secret new Disney project Tomorrowland. We already know George Clooney is playing the lead, but he apparently needs a villain to go up against and Bird has set its sights on Hugh Laurie.

Originally codenamed 1952 and rumoured to be about UFO activity in the style of Close Encounters, Tomorrowland remains largely under wraps as Bird and writers Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen stay coy.

Right now, we don’t know whom Clooney is playing, and Laurie’s character is simply listed in the Hollywood Reporter’s story as the antagonist. Bird is in pre-production for the film, and is set to kick off making it next month for a December 2014 release across the pond.

Laurie, who got used to squeezing film gigs into his limited downtime from mocking patients and co-workers as the title character on House, now has more time to find bigger roles. He’s shot Andrew Adamson’s Mr Pip and his voice will be heard in a new take on The Canterville Ghost. He was also up for a villainous role in the RoboCop remake, but dropped out, to be replaced Michael Keaton.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Oliver Parker Will Tackle Dunkirk
Working Title buys new script
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

Your Comments

rumoured to be about UFO activity in the style of Close Encounters
Did Close Encounters have a villan? The government possibly... More

Posted by Simon124 at 17:55 on 14 February 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)