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Jodie Turner-Smith to star alongside Jared Leto in Disney's new movie Tron: Ares

Turner-Smith will be next seen opposite Vince Vaughn in Apple TV+ series Bad Monkey

PTI Los Angeles Published 01.07.23, 01:48 PM
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British star Jodie Turner-Smith has joined the cast of Disney's third instalment of "Tron" franchise.

The actor, known for featuring in movies such as "Queen & Slim", "Without Remorse" and "After Yang", will star alongside Jared Leto, Greta Lee and Evan Peters in the new movie, titled "Tron: Ares".


As per American news outlet Variety, Joachim Ronning of “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” fame will direct the project from a script by Jesse Wigutow and Jack Thorne.

"Tron" franchise started with the eponymous 1982 film, starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, a computer programmer and video game developer who is transported inside the software world of a mainframe computer where he interacts with programs in his attempt to escape.

In 2010, filmmaker Joseph Kosinski directed a sequel, titled "Tron: Legacy" with Bridges reprising his role of Flynn and actors Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde as the newcomers.

"Tron: Ares" will feature Oscar winner Leto as Ares, the manifestation of a program that becomes sentient and crosses over into the human world.

Lee, who is currently receiving acclaim for her performance in Celine Song's "Past Lives", will play a video game programmer and tech company CEO who aims to protect her world-changing technology.

Additional plot details, including specifics of Turner-Smith’s role, are being kept under wraps.

Production on the film is expected to start in August.

Turner-Smith will be next seen opposite Vince Vaughn in Apple TV+ series “Bad Monkey”. She recently wrapped production on Disney+ series “Star Wars: The Acolyte”.

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