George Clooney To Star In Brad Bird's '1952'

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Well, damn. It's been very busy and very big day over at Disney. With Michael Arndt now locked in for "Star Wars: Episode 7," another big project at the studio has nabbed a bona fide A-list star.

George Clooney is in talks to star in Brad Bird's mysterious "1952." Penned by Damon Lindelof, details about the movie are being kept under lock and key, but it's apparently a "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind"-esque project will center on a man not unlike Roy Neary. The title was inspired by Lindelof's visit to Disney last year to pitch the movie when he was allowed access to some stuff in the archives, including a box from WED Enterprises, Walt Disney's personal development lab (which later became the Imagineering section of the company). There was one box labeled "That Darn Cat!" that had been crossed off with "1952" written instead, and inside was a bunch of material for a proposed movie about alien contact. But where the idea went from there, we'll just have to wai...

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