George Clooney in talks for Disney's alien pic '1952'

George Clooney is negotiating to star in Brad Bird's extraterrestrial pic "1952" at Disney.

Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen penned the script, which the Mouse House sees as a high-profile tentpole. Studio is keeping the plot under wraps, though the project is said to be a "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"-esque story following a man who makes contact with aliens on Earth. Lindelof also will produce.

Disney had no comment. Sources cautioned that the project is not officially greenlit, and no cast is yet set.

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