Emilia Clarke Emerges As Front-runner To Play Sarah Connor
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In yet another Terminator reboot, the casting for Sarah Connor is up for question, and the choices are being quickly narrowed down. Two young actresses, Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson, have emerged as the front-runners for the role.
After the great amount of success that the first two films received, the ones that followed have been a bit of a disappointment, but only time will tell on whether this film will be able to revive the franchise.
Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson have both tested for the producers of the film, and it seems that the director may be favoring Emilia Clarke to move forward with the role. She may have the edge, in part, due to the fact that she has worked with the director already on Game Of Thrones.
Both Clarke and Larson have gained a lot of attention over the past year, and Emilia Clarke especially has become a favorite to fans over the past three seasons of Game Of Thrones, in the role of Daenerys Targaryen. Emilia Clarke just may have what it takes to take one of Hollywood’s most beloved heroines, originally brought to the screen by Linda Hamilton in James Cameron’s classic.
— Brian Buccellato (@BrianBooch) December 4, 2013
In addtion to Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson is the other finalist for the role, and the 24-year-old actress has been noticed by several critics in the past year. She will certainly continue to be looked at, and discussed as the awards season quickly approaches, after appearing in three films including Short Term 12, which is likely to give her several award nominations.
I think it's very cool that Brie Larson was awarded best actress at the Gotham Awards. She deserves it and I should know 'cause I was there.
— John Gallagher, Jr. (@JohnGallagherJr) December 4, 2013
Who do you think should be chosen for the role of Sarah Connor? Should the reboot even be happening? Share your thoughts.
A reboot of the series is set for a release date of July 2015. However, the completion of the franchise is expected to span at least two films, giving fans even more of the beloved franchise. The film will be presented by Paramount, and directed by Alan Taylor, who recently made Thor: The Dark World. The role of John Connor is waiting to be cast until after Sarah Connor, and Kyle Reese is also set to make an appearance in the film.
After the downfall of the last couple of Terminator films, it only makes sense that they restart from the beginning, and hope to regain the interest of the fans again. While it is still unclear who will be chosen to go through with the role of Sarah Connor, Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson have both shown strong acting skills, and fans would likely be happy with either of them in the role.
Initial thought-cast Larson! But actually she can do better RT @ThePlaylist: Brie Larson & Emilia Clarke frontrunners for Sarah Connor in T5
— Rebecca (@bexter2001) December 4, 2013
Emilia Clarke looks to be emerging as the favorite due to her immense success and popularity in Game Of Thrones, and she just may be the perfect fit for a young Sarah Connor.
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