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Kyle Reese casting decision in Terminator reboot coming soon? Five actors are trying out next week.

January 10th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

With production set to get underway in the coming months, Paramount, Skydance and Annapurna look ready to close in on the last major role for their upcoming Terminator reboot. The rumored title is  Terminator: Genesis.

According to Variety, the role of Kyle Reese will be filled soon. 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).

Emilia Clarke is said to be on board to play Sarah Connor, and Jason Clarke is in talks to play her son John Connor, with Arnold Schwarzenegger expected to return to his iconic role.

The first in a stand-alone trilogy, Terminator: Genesis will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna and David Ellison of Skydance. Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry) are attached to write the screenplay. Alan Taylor, who has previously worked with Emilia Clarke on the hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, is directing the new film.

The film is set to hit theaters July 2, 2015.

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