Clooney: Disillusioned inventor in ‘Tomorrowland’

George Clooney stars as Frank Walker in the summer’s latest Disney movie

George Clooney stars as Frank Walker in the summer’s latest Disney movie

George Clooney leads the cast of Disney’s Tomorrowland as Frank Walker, once a dreamer and budding scientist, who isolates himself on the family farm.  He now lives like a hermit surrounded by his unique inventions spawned from his growing sense of paranoia. When a young stranger shows up on his doorstep, Frank is forced to leave his secure world and deal with his past.

Director Brad Bird and screenwriter Damon Lindelof had only one man in mind to play the film’s lead character. “From very early on we described Frank as George Clooney-esque,” recalls Lindelof, “and whenever we would talk about actors for Frank, the thinking was: who’s like Clooney? We crossed our fingers and did our best job of writing it, infusing Frank with a curmudgeonly humor and a heroic quality, all of which we think George embodies. And then we sent it off into the universe.”

When approached, George Clooney was intrigued by the project and signed on—much to the delight of Bird and Lindelof.

In the film Frank has an unwelcomed intrusion in the form of Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity.  Together they embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Opening across the Philippines on Friday, May 22, Tomorrowland is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.


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