House's Olivia Wilde Signs on for Tron Sequel
Get ready to go back into your computers.
House's Olivia Wilde has been tapped to star in Tr2n, a sequel to Disney's 1982 cult classic Tron, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The original starred Jeff Bridges as a hacker who is abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in a series of special-effects-aided gladiator games. Details are few, but Bridges will reprise his role in the sequel.
In the new film, which is envisioned as a "next chapter" by director Joseph Kosinski, Wilde will play a worker in the virtual world who joins the fight against Master Control Program, the intelligence protocol that served as the original film's villain. Actress Beau Garrett has also signed on, and will play a virtual siren.
Some of Kosinski's test footage and effects experimentation were screened at Comic-Con in July to positive fan review. Shooting is expected to begin in the spring.
Wilde, best known as Thirteen on House, will next star in The Year One with Jack Black and Michael Cera. Garrett has appeared in Made of Honor, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Turistas, in which Wilde also starred.
Are you ready to jump back into the world of Tron?