Garrett Hedlund will star in the new Tron.

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Disney has picked relatively new actor Garrett Hedlund to star in Tron, the studio's sequel to the 1982 cult classic by the same name being directed by Joseph Kosinski, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Hedlund, who made his debut in 2004's Troy, also played one of the title siblings in Four Brothers and was a supporting player in Eragon.

Disney cast a wide net as it searched for the role, which, because of the title, generated a lot of interest. Such potential leads as Ryan Gosling and Chris Pine met on the project, while Michael Stahl-David (Cloverfield) was one of the those who screen-tested.

Hedlund will play the lead, a man who finds himself pulled into the world of a computer and retracing the steps of a character from the original movie named Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges). Bridges is reprising the role of Flynn, who was a computer programmer but ended up as the chief executive of a software corporation. Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett have also been cast in the project, which was known as Tron 2.0 and TR2N, but it now going by the simple Tron.

Sean Bailey is producing along with Steven Lisberger, who co-wrote and directed the original film, and Jeff Silver. The movie is eyeing a spring shoot.