Emilia Clarke, ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress, Up For Sarah Connor Role In New ‘Terminator’ Movie
Emilia Clarke is one of three actresses who are thought to be in consideration to star in the forthcoming Alan Taylor-directed Terminator film.
Clarke, best known for playing Dragon Queen Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s Game of Thrones series, will be testing for the role of Sarah Conner this week – as will 21 Jumpstreet’s Brie Larson. Margot Robbie, who was rumored to be engaging in an affair with her Focus costar Will Smith last week, is also reportedly in consideration for the part, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Linda Hamilton playing Sarah Connor in 'Terminator'
Producers are also looking for an actor to play the part of a young Kyle Reese. While the studio won’t be testing for the role this week, Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) is thought to be a frontrunner. It’s possible Boyd Holbrook (The Host) could be in the running to play the man who fathers human resistance leader John Conner with Sarah as well.
As for who will play John Conner? Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Night Rises) is thought to be at the top of the list.
Lena Headey in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
One part that’s already been filled is that of the Terminator. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be returning to the role, having starred in every one since the 1984 original. In the classic films directed by James Cameron, Michael Biehn played Kyle Reese, Edward Furlong played John Connor and Linda Hamilton played Sarah Connor. Sarah Connor was played by Clarke’s Game of Thrones costar Lena Headey in the TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
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