Brad Bird’s mysterious project ‘Tomorrowland’ has been kept well under wraps, but as casting news start to come out, more and more insight about what the film could be about begin to emerge. The next piece of the puzzle is the announcement that Raffey Cassidy has joined the cast.
Cassidy may be recognizable to genre fans as she played the younger version of Kristen Stewart’s Snow White in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and the younger version of Eva Green’s Angelique in the film ‘Dark Shadows.’ Her other credits included starring in the BBC productions of ‘Mr. Selfridge’ and ’32 Brinkburn Street.’
In ‘Tomorrowland,’ Cassidy will play a robot child with knowledge of “several fighting styles.” She has been around for decades and had met George Clooney’s character, Frank Walker, years earlier.
Cassidy’s character description seems to coincide with the supposed plot that was leaked last month. Putting it all together, what it looks so far is that Clooney’s character, Walker, is a bitter inventor who was kicked out of Tomorrowland when he was a young boy. Also in the film is Hugh Laurie who will play the film’s antagonist, David Nix, who is in charge of Disneyland and was the man responsible for Walker’s exile from the Happiest Place on Earth.
While there is still some who feel that the leaked synopsis may be a red herring, from the reports of the characters being cast, it does seem like it may be the real deal. More questions could be answered once the casting of the young protagonist Casey is finalized as she was described as someone with a “quick scientific mind that becomes important as the story unfolds.”
So far, I’m liking the direction that this film is taking and am really intrigued by the synopsis, if that truly is the synopsis. With the talents of Brad Bird directing from a screenplay by Damon Lindelof, ‘Tomorrowland,’may be a movie may really surprise the critics.
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