“Past Lives” Greta Lee to Join Cast of Disney’s ‘Tron: ARES’

“Past Lives” Greta Lee to Join Cast of Disney’s ‘Tron: ARES’

Jodie Turner-Smith and Greta Lee will be joining the cast of Disney’s Tron: ARES, the third iteration of a sci-fi/cybertech film originally released in 1982. The upcoming film, directed by Joachim Ronning from a script by Jesse Wigutow and Jack Thorn, will star Jared Leto. It is scheduled to begin shooting in Vancouver this summer.

Lee will play the female lead, a video-game programmer and co-head of a global technology company. It’s not yet known what role Turner-Smith will be playing, but press reports speculate that it will be “significant.”

The daughter of Korean immigrant parents, Greta Lee is known for her breakout role in A24’s Past Lives in addition to her performances in Russian Doll and The Morning Show. Lee also voiced the two Spider-Verse films. Of Jamaican ancestry, the British-born Turner-Smith has appeared in The Neon Demon, Queen & Slim, and After Yang, and will soon be seen in The Acolyte, a Disney+ Star Wars series. Turner-Smith also is
credited for voicing the character of Lyla in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Joachim Ronning, who will be directing Tron: ARES, has several directorial projects to his credit, including Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Kon-Tiki. He also co-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

While details of the plot are being kept under wraps, The Hollywood Reporter has indicated that the story revolves around Ares, a digital entity who has emerged into the real world. This is in keeping with the storyline in the earlier Tron movies, which starred Jeff Bridges in the lead role.

The 1982 original, which has become a cult classic, was directed by Steven Lisberger. Tron: Legacy, the 2010 reboot, was directed by Joseph Kosinski and included a score by Daft Punk. It generated $400 million in global box-office receipts against a production budget of $170 million. Tron: Legacy was also nominated for a Best Sound Editing Oscar.

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