LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- Matt Smith
has joined the cast of the upcoming Terminator
The 31-year-old Doctor Who star has secured a role in Terminator: Genesis. Paramount Pictures announced Friday that Smith will play a "new character with a strong connection to John Connor."
Terminator original Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to return as the Terminator/T-800. Jason Clarke will take on the role of John Connor, and Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke (no relation) has been cast as Sarah Connor. Jai Courtney, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung-hun Lee also star.
Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor has been brought on to direct the new movie. Genesis is the fifth installment in the Terminator series; the original film debuted in 1984.
Terminator: Genesis is scheduled for a July 1, 2015 release.
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