Confirmed: Garrett Hedlund Will Star in 'Tron 3'

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The as-yet-untitled "Tron 3" project gained a screenwriter last week, and now it has officially gained a star.

Garrett Hedlund confirmed to NextMovie exclusively that he would follow up his 2010 performance as Sam Flynn in "TRON: Legacy" by appearing in the long-rumored sequel, which may begin shooting in 2014, according to some sources.

"Yeah," Hedlund said when we pressed him for details on his "Tron" participation while doing press in New York ahead of the U.S. release of "On the Road." "Are we gonna break this now?"

"Disney's very excited," he said of the project. "That's about that. You know, yeah, I'm very excited, Disney's very excited."

Jesse Wigutow, who wrote "Eragon," as well as a handful of shorts and TV movies, is in negotiations to write the film, Disney announced last week. Wigutow is quickly becoming a staple in the Disney bullpen: According to The Hollywood Reporter, he is working on an adaptation of "Peter and the Starcatcher" for the studio.

"TRON: Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski is  attached to helm the film.