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Raffey Cassidy for George Clooney's Tomorrowland

Raffey Cassidy

Story by Jack Foley

YOUNG British actress Raffey Cassidy is to star alongside George Clooney in top-secret sci-fi movie Tomorrowland.

Directed by Brad Bird, the Disney feature is remaining tight-lipped about plot details although speculation is rife that the story is in the vein of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Steven Spielberg’s 1978 movie about a man searching for extra-terrestrials on Earth.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cassidy will play a young girl robot who has been around for decades. She also knows several fighting styles and has had a previous relationship with Clooney’s character, who is described as a bitter inventor.

Hugh Laurie is also among the cast as the movie’s antagonist.

The script has been co-written by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen, an editor at entertainment magazine Entertainment Weekly.

Cassidy has previously appeared as a young Kristen Stewart in Snow White & The Huntsman and a young Eva Green in Dark Shadows.

She also appears in the TV series Mr Selfridge alongside Jeremy Piven and plays the title character in the indie Molly Moon: The Incredible Hypnotist.

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