The country crooner returns to the big screen in a new Brad Bird film that will begin shooting next week.
Having successfully released "Two Lanes of Freedom" as his first album under Big Machine Records which he was signed to last year, country music superstar Tim McGraw is ready to put on his acting hat once more in a new Brad Bird film, "Tomorrowland". The new Disney project, which is slated to hit theatres late next year, will cast him opposite Hollywood A-lister George Clooney, who plays the former boy genius inventor Frank Walker in the flick.
McGraw joins a cast comprised of Brittany Robertson, who portrays the story's lead character, and Hugh Laurie of the hit TV medical drama "House M.D.", among many others. It becomes his ninth major role and he will start filming it next week.
The 46-year-old McGraw has enjoyed tremendous success not just as a country music singer and songwriter but has also received critical acclaim as an actor. He got rave reviews for his role as the overbearing father in the Texas high school football drama "Friday Night Lights" and as the husband of Sandra Bullock's character in the 2009 film "The Blind Side".
McGraw's first foray into acting came via an episode of "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" back in 1997. It took a while before he bagged his second acting job in "Black Cloud" where he played a sheriff. He got his first leading role when he starred in the 2006 film "Flicka".
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