In case you missed it, there’s going to be a Terminator reboot and we couldn’t have just any actress filling Linda Hamilton’s iconic role, now could we? Instead, several actresses read for the part, and the one that fit the bill best was none other than Daenerys Targaryen herself, Emilia Clarke.
Here’s the scoop from Variety:
After taming dragons on “Game of Thrones,” Emilia Clarke is preparing to fight cyborgs as she will portray Sarah Connor in Paramount, Skydance and Annapurna’s “Terminator” reboot.
Clarke, along with Brie Larson, tested for the part but sources say that the “Thrones” star was the early favorite. Sources said the studio was also interested in Margot Robbie, but she never read for the part.
Clarke’s deal closed Friday.
“Thor: the Dark World” helmer Alan Taylor is directing the film with Skydance and Annapurna co-financing along with the studio with David Ellison producing for Skydance and sibling Megan Ellison producing for Annapurna. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier penned the script.
Nice one! I’ve never seen Emilia in anything but Game of Thrones, so will be interesting to see what her chops are like in other projects.
What do you think of the casting? Will you see the Terminator reboot?