Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson Frontrunners for Sarah Connor Role in ‘Terminator’ Reboot

By December 4, 2013


It looks like the casting of Sarah Connor in the upcoming Terminator movie has been narrowed down to two actresses. According to Deadline, Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) and Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) are now considered the frontrunners for the iconic role after testing for producers and director Alan Taylor.

Although it may appear that Clarke, who has worked with Taylor on “Game of Thrones”, has a bit of an edge, Larson has been impressive in a slew of recent films including Short Term 12, Don Jon, and The Spectacular Now, so I wouldn’t count her out just yet.

The casting of the Sarah Connor role is apparently something Paramount and Taylor want to nail down before they cast the roles of John Connor and Kyle Reese and I can definitely understand why. Sarah is a key player in the franchise and would be a pivotal influence on any other casting. It has been rumored that Tom Hardy was being considered for the role of John Connor, but at this point most of the news regarding this reboot is still just rumor and speculation.

Personally, I would love to see Clarke on board as Sarah Connor. Not only do I think she would be amazing in the role, but she can get some pointers from her “Game of Thrones” co-star Lena Headey, who played Connor on TV in “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” Okay I admit it, I just want “Game of Thrones” actors in everything I watch.

The film already has a July 1, 2015 release date and production is set to start next summer.

Who would you rather see as Sarah Connor? Let us know in the comments!

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Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: truecrimejunkie.com And here too: xoJane.com She likes being followed.
  • Anthony Castillo

    I can’t believe they are making a Terminator reboot. So happy. My vote for Sarah Connor is Emilia Clarke.