Britt Robertson Joins George Clooney in Brad Bird's 'Tomorrowland'

Britt Robertson

Britt Robertson has edge out Naomi Scott for the female lead in Brad Bird's sci-fi movie Tomorrowland, according to Disney. She will star opposite George Clooney as a rebellious high school student named Casey Newton.

Described as being in the vein of Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Tomorrowland centers on Newton's quest to save a place called Tomorrowland with the help of a disgruntled inventor (Clooney) and a kid robot (Raffey Cassidy). Hugh Laurie is playing the movie's main antagonist.

Directed by Brad Bird, Tomorrowland is set for release on December 12, 2014. Read the full press release below.

Actress Britt Robertson (Under the Dome, Delivery Man) has been cast in a lead role in Disney's TOMORROWLAND.

In the film, a high school girl with an unconventional understanding of technology is launched on a journey to reclaim her future.

The film, in theaters December 12, 2014, is being directed by Brad Bird, produced by Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, and written by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeff Jenson.

Robertson joins a cast that already includes George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy and Thomas Robinson.

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