George Clooney is in talks to join Brad Bird's upcoming alien sci-fi film 1952, which was written by Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen. There's still no other information on what the film is about other than what we've already reported.
From what we've heard the story will be set in the present day, and it centers around aliens making contact with Earth. Apparently, Bird and Lindelof want to recapture the spirit of 1977’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, right down to centering it around a man in his late forties, like Richard Dreyfuss’s Roy Neary. It sounds like it could be really interesting, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out! I think Clooney is a great actor, and it would be cool if he ended up joining the project.
There's a fun and mysterious backstory behind this movie that you can read below,
When Lindelof had a meeting to discuss the project with Disney’s head of production, Sean Bailey, the Disney exec arranged for Lindelof to be given access to one of the studios odder curiosities: a banker’s box of files and documents that had been left moldering in Walt Disney’s personal development lab, WED Enterprises, which later became the studio’s vaunted Imagineering department. The box was originally labeled with the title of the studio’s 1965 comedy That Darn Cat!, which had been crossed out and in its place was written '1952.' Inside was a random-at-first-glance collection of documents and primary source materials that, when looked at all together, indicated that someone had been working on a project (movie? theme park ride?) about alien contact.
What are your thoughts on 1952, and Clooney's possible involvement?