Ladies and Gentleman, George Clooney is in a Disney movie.
In Tomorrowland, Clooney plays a former boy genius who teams up with a highly intelligent, and resourceful, teenager (Britt Robertson) in order to uncover the mysteries of a secret place that could change the world forever. With the help of an old, and new, friend (Raffey Cassidy), the trio sets out in this beautiful film of escapism and innovation. The film itself, while filled with beautiful CGI and Visual Effects, is supported by a talented cast and a rich story that has you walking out of the theater feeling as happily inspired as you do when leaving the gates of the happiest place on Earth.
The film has a sense of escapism, because Director Brad Bird created a world that is BIG in scope and different than what we have seen before. It's futuristic and innovative, and features familiar locations! Parts of the film itself were shot at Disneyland, because... it's a small world after all.
Clooney, the obvious A-list veteran actor on set, was flanked by two young, up-and-coming, talented actors in the form of Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy. Most will recognize Robertson from the short-lived CW network TV series Life Unexpected and from the Nicholas Sparks film, The Longest Ride, which I covered earlier this year. I think she's cute, spunky, witty, and, after interviewing her twice, really nice and genuine in person. Newcomer Raffey Cassidy is also one to watch. She basically is a young Angelina Jolie or Charlize Theron. She's 12 years old, beautiful and can kick some ass. About 80% of the action in this film is led by the young Cassidy. However, she balances the action with some serious dramatic scenes opposite Clooney, and she definitely holds her own. Clooney exclusively told me how he sees the two actresses as the next Shailene Woodley, because they are "both going to be big stars, they are both incredibly talented."
In my interview with director/writer Brad Bird, he stated that they always saw George Clooney in the role of Frank Walker. In fact, he and his co-writer wrote the screenplay with him in mind. However, he never imagined he would actually score the A-list actor! I, of course, had to ask Clooney how he felt about this honor to which he responded, "I mean, they made him an old, grumpy man, I don't know if that's such a good thing." When asked why he said "yes" to this film he stated, "I loved the screenplay, I thought it was an optimistic look at the world and I hadn't seen that in a long time."
(My movie geek moment: Getting to finally interview George Clooney for the first time is one of my greatest moments of 2015!)
In the end of the film, we get this beautiful moment when George Clooney and Britt Robertson's characters say, "We are looking for dreamers. Find the people who haven't given up because they are our future." So, I asked Clooney, and cast, "When you think of our dreamers in today's society, who do you imagine?"
Kylie's Kloset: Tomorrowland #OOTD details!
Coat: Forever 21
Lipstick: NARS 'Juliette'