Garrett Hedlund Lands Tron Lead

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Walt Disney Pictures has picked up-and-comer Garrett Hedlund to star in Tron (previously “TR2N” and “Tron 2.0”), the studio’s sequel to the 1982 cult classic being directed by Joseph Kosinski.

Hedlund’s credits include 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.

Jeff Bridges is reprising the role of Flynn, while Bruce Boxleitner, who played the title character, is returning as well. Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett have also been cast in the project, which starts shooting in the spring.