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Jai Courtney Offered Kyle Reese Role in ‘Terminator: Genesis”

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A Good Day to Die Hard star Jai Courtney has been offered the role of Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genesis, apparently edging out Hatfields & McCoys actor Boyd Holbrook. However, Deadline cautions the deal with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions hasn’t been finalized.

When, and if, Courtney signs the papers, he’ll join Emilia Clarke as Sarah Conner, Jason Clarke as John Connor and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the cyborg in a franchise reboot that’s intended to launch a new trilogy.

Courtney, who had a prominent role on Starz’s swords-and-sandals drama Spartacus, also appeared in Jack Reacher and I, Frankenstein. He’ll next be seen in Divergent.

Directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Game of Thrones) Terminator: Genesis is set for release on July 1, 2015.


  • dekko

    You lost me at Arnold … I mean, really?!?! Can they not find another large, wooden actor to play the part?? One who isn’t 65 years old?

  • Clancy Nacht

    I’m sure Jai Courtney will be great, but I was really hoping it would be Holbrook.