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Paramount Pictures is set to start shooting the upcoming "Terminator" reboot, called "Terminator: Genesis" in the next few months. Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke are already on board to play Sarah and John Connor, with Arnold Schwarzenegger expected to reprise his role. Variety is now reporting that the studio and director Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) are looking to cast the role of Kyle Reese, the character that Michael Biehn (pictured) played in the 1984 original film. Reese travels back in time to protect SArah Connor and ends up being the father of John Connor, the savior of the future. Some of the actors that Paramount is considering are Wilson Bethel ("Hart of Dixie"), Thomas Cocquerel ("Anzac Girls"), Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard), Boyd Holbrook (Milk) and Sam Reid (Anonymous). "Terminator: Genesis" is set to hit theaters on July 1st, 2015. »
The last major role yet to be cast in Alan Taylor's upcoming "Terminator" reboot is that of a young Kyle Reese. Variety reports that the list of contenders has been whittled down to five actors who are set to test for the role early next week.
The two most well-known names are rising Aussie thesp Jai Courtney and Boyd Holbrook. A memorable role in Starz' "Spartacus" for Courtney led to a major role in "Jack Reacher," the co-lead role of John McClane's son in "A Good Day to Die Hard," and the key role of 'Eric' in the upcoming "Divergent". He also appears in this month's "I, Frankenstein" and is currently filming Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken".
- Garth Franklin
Variety reports that Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard), Boyd Holbrook (Very Good Girls), Sam Reid (Anonymous), Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie), and newcomer Thomas Cocquerel are amongst the actors who will be testing for the part on Monday.
Plot details are understandably being kept under wraps, but given Emilia Clarke and the aforementioned names testing for Kyle Reese are younger than Jason Clarke, it’s a pretty safe bet that it’s going to involve time travel in some shape or form.
- Kenji Lloyd
With Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) set to play Sarah Connor and John Clarke onboard as John Connor, producers are now looking to fill the role of Kyle Reese in the Terminator reboot Terminator: Genesis. Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor is set to helm what is envisioned as the first in a trilogy of Terminator films, and the pic is going big with regards to Terminator canon. The studio first approached Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) about filling the Kyle Reese role, but both actors apparently refused to read. Now Paramount is focusing on casting a lesser known actor in the part, and word has come as to which actors will be testing for Kyle Reese next week. Hit the jump to find out. Per Variety, Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard), Boyd Holbrook (The Host), Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie »
- Adam Chitwood
The Kyle Reese role is said to be the last major part yet to be cast in director Alan Taylor's upcoming Terminator reboot (rumored to be titled Terminator: Genesis ) and, according to Variety , a final decision isn't far off. They list five names set to test for the role early next week, including Wilson Bethel ("Hart of Dixie"), Thomas Cocquerel ("Anzac Girls"), Jai Courtney ( A Good Day to Die Hard ), Boyd Holbrook ( Milk ) and Sam Reid ( Anonymous ). The first in a stand-alone trilogy, the new Terminator is already set to star Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke. It will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta »
5 items from 2014
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