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Disney has announced Garrett Hedlund will star as the lead character in the update to the 1982 film Tron.  Hedlund has appeared in Troy, Friday Night Lights, Four Brothers, Eragon, and Georgia Rule.

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.

Hedlund joins Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, and Jeff Bridges, who is reprising his role as Flynn.

via THR

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3 Comments

  1. hermit
    January 7, 2009 at 8:19 am — Reply

    so, he’s basically a young jeff bridges. i guess the actors were that age in the first tron. can’t wait to see this.

  2. January 7, 2009 at 5:46 pm — Reply

    Love, love, love the first TRON movie. I hope they don’t screw this up!

  3. January 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm — Reply

    Kinda meh on Tron but the actor’s hot…

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