‘Terminator 5’ Narrows Search for Sarah Connor Down to Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson

Emilia Clarke has the edge due to her relationship with ‘Game of Thrones’ director Alan Taylor. A new Kyle Reese is also being sought for this updated trilogy.

Emilia Clarke is a front runner for the Sarah Connor role in Terminator 5
Emilia Clarke is a front runner for the Sarah Connor role in Terminator 5
The Terminator 5 casting race is starting to heat up even more, with a new report that reveals Emilia Clarke is the front runner for the Sarah Connor role, with Brie Larson also a top contender. We reported last month that both actresses were in contention for the role, alongside Margot Robbie.

Emilia Clarke reportedly has the edge over Brie Larson since the actress previously worked with director Alan Taylor on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, where she plays Daenerys Targaryen. Both actresses have tested for the coveted role, although it isn't known when a final decision will be made. Brie Larson is coming off of critically-acclaimed performances in Short Term 12 and The Spectacular Now. Emilia Clarke will next be seen on the big screen in Dom Hemingway.

In related news, the production is also looking for an actor to portray Kyle Reese, the character played by Michael Biehn in The Terminator, who was sent back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). The producers are also casting for John Connor, a role which Garrett Hedlund and Boyd Holbrook are reportedly in contetion for. However, the production is focusing on casting Sarah Connor before Kyle Reese and John Connor.

Alan Taylor is directing from a script by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. The movie is expected to be the first in a stand-alone trilogy, with Arnold Schwarzenegger attached to star.

Terminator Genisys comes to theaters July 1st, 2015 and stars Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt Smith, Jason Clarke, Byung-hun Lee, Douglas Smith. The film is directed by Alan Taylor.

Sources: Deadline

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    Brie Larson all the way. She looks exactly how Sarah looked in the original Terminator, plus she is a very talented actress.

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  2. Sean

    @undeadslayer4 Yes, Maybe you're right.

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  3. undeadslayer4

    @themoviefanatic idk who brie is but i would prefer Clarke she looks perfect for the role

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  4. ed_wood

    I'd have to go with Clarke.

    1 year agoby @ed-woodFlag

  5. Sean

    They should choose Brie Larson for the role!

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. The Real Goku

    Whatever you do keep Arnold and make it gritty. Terminator 2 type of gritty

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  7. gumperman

    I like all 3 actress actually, so whomever they coose out of the 3 will be okay with me. Actually I don't think I've seen Emilia Clarke in anything, since I haven't watched Game of Thrones yet, but I have noticed her since she is super hot!

    1 year agoby @gumpermanFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    If anyone, Clarke. You can't give the role of Sarah Connor to just any woman.

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. Dan


    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  10. The Knight Has Risen

    @2movieguys Go watch Game of Thrones and Scott Pilgrim vs The World and find out.

    1 year agoby @thehost91Flag

  11. CelluloidDreams

    Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson...WHO!?!?!?.....never heard of them!?.

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  12. skywise

    I love both of these ladies. Not sure how they would handle that character but I would definitely be willing to give either one of them a chance.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

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