Director Alan Taylor will audition a trio of young actresses for the role of Sarah Connor in Paramount’s Terminator reboot. Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) will test for the part next week, along with another unnamed actress. Margot Robbie (Neighbours) has also been mentioned in connection with the role. Originally played by Linda Hamilton in the 1984 James Cameron sci-fi flick, Sarah Connor is the mother of John Connor, the leader of the human resistance against the cyborg menace. Taylor is also looking to cast the part of Kyle Reese, and John Connor is expected to feature as well. Hit the jump for more.
Heat Vision reports that Clarke, Larson and an unnamed actress will test for Terminator next week. As for Kyle Reese, those auditions will occur at a later date. Sources have Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) on the short list, but also mention that Boyd Holbrook (The Host) is not vying for the part. Taylor has Tom Hardy on his wishlist of actors who could play John Connor, but they have yet to have a meeting at this point. Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to return to the franchise that made him a household name. He’ll play “a Terminator robot in a time-spanning story that sees him tasked to protect Sarah Connor as she grows up.”
Annapurna Pictures acquired the franchise rights back in May of 2011, and then teamed up with Skydance and Paramount in June. The production trio plans to make a trilogy. Terminator is expected to open July 1, 2015.