Tim McGraw Starring in Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ Opposite George Clooney
Tim McGraw recently hinted that he was starring in a new film, and considering the cast, it’s almost certain to be a blockbuster hit. It’s now confirmed the singer will appear alongside Hollywood mega-star George Clooney in Disney’s upcoming flick, ‘Tomorrowland.’
While it’s unclear which role McGraw will play, other actors confirmed for the movie include Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson and Riff Cassidy. Brad Bird, who directed both ‘The Iron Giant’ and ‘Ratatouille,’ will direct the film.
This is far from McGraw’s first attempt at acting with seasoned veterans. He previously starred opposite Sandra Bullock in ‘The Blind Side,’ Gwyneth Paltrow in ‘Country Strong’ and Billy Bob Thornton in ‘Friday Night Lights.’ But the new sci-fi flick will certainly be a departure from his previous roles.
According to Billboard magazine, the film is about “a bright teen (Britt Robertson) and a former boy-genius inventor (Clooney) as they embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as ‘Tomorrowland.’”
The married father of three says he is always open to more acting roles, but his family and music career remain a top priority.
“I have to find a script that’s going to be done within the window,” he explains of his multiple responsibilities. “It’s a two- or three-month commitment to a movie when you decide to do one, not to mention the preparation before. You don’t want to shortchange anybody. So finding something that you like, finding something that’s being done in the time that I have available … There’s some things that just get offered to me, but even then it’s timing.”
‘Tomorrowland,’ which is being shot in Vancouver, is slated for a December 2014 release.