David Tennant’s attempts to go from Doctor Who to being a star in the US didn’t quite go to plan, despite a lot of movie interest and a few failed TV pilots. However Matt Smith seems to be doing pretty well with a role in Ryan Gosling’s upcoming directorial debut, Lost River, and now Deadline reports that he’s scored a major part in Terminator: Genesis.
There’s no news on exactly who he will be, although he will play a brand new character with a strong connection to John Connor. He’ll star alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung-hun Lee.
There are few details on the exact plot, although it’s known there will be a lot of time-travelling involved and that this is designed as the first part of a stand alone trilogy.
The film recently started shooting with Alan Taylor directing from a screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier.