Oscar winner Jared Leto is in talks to star in a new “Tron” movie at Disney that is in the very early stages, TheWrap has learned.
If the project moves forward, Justin Springer will produce, with Leto and Emma Ludbrook involved in some level of producing capacity.
No writer has been hired and no director is attached yet.
Disney released the first “Tron” movie back in 1982, it was set in the fantastic world inside a computer program, a cyberspace called the Grid. Starring Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner, the film wasn’t a hit at the time but was influential with its envelope-pushing special effects and since become a cult classic due to its imaginative story.
In 2010, Disney released “Tron: Legacy,” which followed Garrett Hedlund’s Sam Flynn (son of Bridges’ Kevin Flynn) who finds himself drawn into the same cyber universe in which his absent father has been trapped for 20 years. Joseph Kosinski directed “Tron: Legacy,” which made $400 million worldwide.
Leto was last (briefly) seen as DC Comics villain The Joker in 2016’s “Suicide Squad.”
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news about Leto’s involvement with the new “Tron.”