Following a story from last month, Deadline is now reporting that the search for Sarah Connor in the upcoming Terminator reboot is down to just two names including “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke and 21 Jump Street‘s Brie Larson. The site reports that Clarke may be the frontrunner for the role due to having worked previously with director Alan Taylor on many episodes of the hit HBO series.
Casting is still coming together for the film which is said to also be looking for a new John Connor and Kyle Reese. It’s reported that the production is concentrating on casting Sarah before any of the other roles.
The first in a stand-alone trilogy, Terminator 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 Kalorgridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) are attached to write the screenplay.
Terminator is slated to hit theaters July 2, 2015.