Disney has set Garrett Hedlund to star in director Joseph Kosinski's Tron, which sequels the 1982 cult classic of the same name.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hedlund made his debut in 2004's Troy, and has since appeared in Friday Night Lights, Four Brothers, Eragon, and he appeared opposite Lindsay Lohan, Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman in Georgia Rule.
Hedlund has been considered one of those actors that is on the cusp within the industry, though without much of a profile in middle America. Starring in a $150 million effects-intensive feature could change that.
Disney cast a wide net as it searched for the role that, because of the title, generated a lot of interest. Such potential leads as Ryan Gosling and Chris Pine met on the project, while Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield) was one of the those that screen-tested.
Hedlund will play the lead, a man who finds himself pulled into the world of a computer and retracing the steps of a character from the original movie named Kevin Flynn.
Jeff Bridges is reprising the role of Flynn, who was a computer programmer but ended up as the CEO of a software corporation. Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett have also been cast in the project, which was known as "Tron 2" and "Tr2n" but it now going with the simple "Tron."
Sean Bailey is producing along with Steven Lisberger, who co-wrote and directed the original film, and Jeff Silver. The movie is eyeing a spring shoot.