Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor’s Terminator reboot has been searching for its Kyle Reese, and now the actor to play the character has finally been found.
The role was reduced down to two actors: Jai Courtney (Jack Reacher) and Boyd Holbrook (The Host).Now, Variety has confirmed that Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard) has been cast in the role.
After testing a handful of guys, Jai Courtney has been tapped to play Kyle Reese in Paramount and Skydance’s “Terminator” reboot.
Emilia Clarke is on board to play Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke will play John Connor. Arnold Schwarzenegger will also return in his iconic role. Alan Taylor is directing.
Plot details have not been revealed, other than this is the first film in a stand alone trilogy.
Skydance will finance along with the studio with David Ellison producing for Skydance. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier penned the script.
Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are on as exec producers. Par will handle distribution.
Courtney is repped by UTA, Mark Morrissey and Associates and Silver Linings Entertainment and can be seen next in “Divergent.”