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"Terminator" Casting, "Star Wars" Filming News

By Garth Franklin Monday February 10th 2014 09:34PM

Both have already been mentioned as potential candidates, now Jai Courtney ("A Good Day to Die Hard," "Jack Reacher") and Boyd Holbrook ("Milk," "Hatfields & McCoys") have reportedly emerged as the two finalists for the role of Kyle Reese in Alan Taylor's upcoming "Terminator: Genesis" at Paramount Pictures and Skydance.

Deadline says whatever deal is struck it is expected to cover at least two movies that will apparently "end the story of Skynet's battle with the resistance". Whomever is cast will join Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke as John Connor.

In other sci-fi tentpole news, Hitfix reports that according to the production schedule of J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII," shooting on the movie will run from mid-May through to September.

Most of the principal casting is said to be complete with a lot of announcements to come shortly.

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