Evan Peters Signs On For ‘TRON: Ares’ — Will Star Opposite Jared Leto
Evan Peters is going on the Grid.
The actor, who is coming off a critically-acclaimed performance as Jeffery Dahmer in Dahmer- Monster: The Jeffery Dahmer Story, has signed on to star in TRON: Ares — the third installment in Disney’s TRON franchise,
Peters will star opposite Jared Leto in the film, which is expected to begin filming in Vancouver this August.
A Long Road To “Tron 3”
Getting TRON: Ares underway will be a big step for Disney, which has been looking to make a third entry in the TRON series for over a decade.
Disney released the original TRON film in 1982. Starring Jeff Bridges, the film tells the story of video game designer Kevin Flynn who is transported inside his own creation and must team up with Tron, a security program played by Bruce Boxleitner. The duo must stop The Master Control Program, which not only threatens the programs on the Grid, but also humanity itself.
While TRON was never a box-office success, the film did acquire a cult following. A follow-up film titled TRON: Legacy was released in 2010, and starred Garret Hedlund and Olivia Wilde. The film also brought back Bridges as Kevin Flynn.
While the first two TRON films were set inside the world of computers, the script for Ares takes the franchise in a new direction. Written by Jesse Wigutow and Jack Thorne, the film is said to focus on a sentient program that enters the human world.
Who Else Is Working On ‘TRON: Ares’
Jared Leto is expected to star as Ares, the manifestation of the program. It is unclear at this time what role Peters would play. The script for TRON: Ares calls for a soiler in the computer world and an awkward gamer.
With Emma Ludbrook, Jeffery Springer, and Leto producing, Tron: Ares will be directed by Joachim Ronning.
As of now, there is no release date for the film.
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