The secretive sci-fi film project Tomorrowland is still in pre-production as director Brad Bird and screenwriter Damon Lindelof continue to fill out the cast. George Clooney stars as Frank Walker, a grizzled inventor; Hugh Laurie plays the film’s villain, David Nix; and newcomer Raffey Cassidy is slated to play a robot, Athena, central to the plot. The film has been shrouded in mystery, but it’s expected to be one of Disney’s biggest releases in 2014. The cast of Tomorrowland must be damn near finished, especially now that Under The Dome actor Britt Robertson has been cast as the female lead.
According to Cinema Blend, Robertson will follow up the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s best-selling novel by appearing in Bird’s film. Her character is named Casey Newton, and is described as “a high school girl with an unconventional understanding of technology” who “is launched on a journey to reclaim her future.”