Aussie Jai Courtney is being eyed for Paramount Pictures and Skydance's upcoming blockbuster Terminator: Genesis
Deadline is reporting that the studio has narrowed down their search to two actors who are vying for the same role. Courtney (A Good Day To Die Hard, I, Frankenstein) and Boyd Holbrook (The Host, Gone Girl) are both being considered for the role of Kyle Reese.
Whoever is chosen will join Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is set to reprise his role as the cyborg Terminator, British actress Emilia Clarke, known for playing Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, and fellow Australian and rising star Jason Clarke on the cast.
Jai Courtney is one of Australia's most in demand actors - the Sydney-born WAAPA graduate stars in two upcoming projects, Angelina Jolie's Unbroken
and Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner,
and has been tapped to star opposite Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller and Kate Winslet in Insurgent
A Sci-Fi action film, Insurgent is being directed by Robert Schwentke, and is the sequel to Divergent, which will be in US theatres 21 March, 2014.
Universal will release Angelina Jolie's Unbroken
on December 25, 2014.
Insurgent is scheduled for release March, 20 2015.
Paramount has reserved a July 1, 2015 release date for Terminator: Genesis.
The Water Diviner looks like it will also be released next year, bringing Courtney's tally to three films scheduled for release in 2015!
You can catch Courtney in I, Frankenstein NOW.
Directed by Stuart Beattie, I, Frankenstein also stars Aussies Yvonne Strahovski and Miranda Otto.
Exciting news. Congrats, Jai!