Brad Bird's Tomorrowland may already be a few weeks into production, but apparently that doesn't mean that the casting process is over just yet, as one more name has just signed on to star. According to The Hollywood Reporter, comedienne Kathryn Hahn is the latest actor to board the mysterious project, which is also set to star George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Judy Greer, and Britt Robertson.
Based on a script by Damon Lindelof, who was reportedly inspired to write the script by a mysterious box found on the Walt Disney Studios lot, the story tells the tale of a excitement-filled young inventor (Robertson) and a jaded "former boy-genius" who team up on a mission "to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland." THR doesn't have much info about Hahn's role in the story, but says that her part will be fairly limited. She will be playing a woman named Ursula in what is said to be a scene-stealing part.
Hahn has done a good job of balancing her career between television and features, but this is one of a few big movies that she has coming up. Later this year she will be featured alongside Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and she has completed production on both Peter Bogdanovich's Squirrels to the Nuts and the indie drama Dark Around The Stars from director Derrick Borte. Her most recent big screen role, however, came in this summer's comedy We're The Millers, in which she was paired up with Nick Offerman:
In addition to Tomorrowland, Hahn is also currently in production on Shawn Levy's This Is Where I Leave You, an adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Tropper. In the film, which boasts an impressive ensemble that also includes Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Timothy Olyphant, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda and more, brothers and sisters from a dysfunctional family is forced to reunite when their father dies. That film doesn't currently have a release date.
Tomorrowland is currently filming in Vancouver and has been set for a December 12, 2014 release date. And now a scene from my favorite Kathryn Hahn performance (NSFW!):
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