May 02, 2014 9:05am PT by Rebecca Ford
'Doctor Who' Star Matt Smith Joins 'Terminator' Reboot
Doctor Who star Matt Smith has been added to Paramount's Terminator reboot.
The English actor, who will play a new character with a strong connection to John Connor, will star along with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung-hun Lee.
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke and Zero Dark Thirty actor Jason Clarke are portraying Sarah Connor and John Connor in the movie, which will be directed by Alan Taylor from a screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. The reboot is set for release on July 1, 2015.
David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions are producing. Skydance's Paul Schwake, Annapurna Pictures' Megan Ellison, Kalogridis and Lussier are executive producing.
Smith is known for playing the 11th Doctor on the popular Doctor Who series for the 2011-2013 seasons. His other TV credits include Christopher and His Kind, Moses Jones and The Street. He'll next be seen in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, Lost River, which will show at the Cannes Film Festival. He's repped by UTA and Troika.