The former Doctor Who star will be playing a new character in the upcoming film.
Matt Smith is headed from one iconic sci-fi franchise to another.
The popular Doctor Who star, who just left the legendary British show last year, has been cast in the upcoming Terminator reboot, Paramount announced recently. He will play a new character with a strong connection to John Connor, and joins a cast that includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.
Smith recently acted for Ryan Gosling in the actor’s directorial debut Lost River, alongside Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes and Saoirse Ronan.
Alan Taylor will direct the film, which is being called Terminator: Genesis, from a screenplay written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. The film is due out on July 1, 2015, and is expected to launch a new franchise for Paramount and producers Skydance. — Reuters