J.K. Simmons ("The Closer," "Spider-Man") is in negotiations to join the upcoming reboot of the "Terminator" sci-fi action franchise, "Terminator: Genesis," at Skydance and Paramount.
Alan Taylor helms the film which stars Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, and Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator.
Simmons will play a weary and alcoholic detective who has followed a bizarre case involving Sarah Connor and robots for more than three decades starting in 1984.
Filming is slated to begin this spring.
Source: Heat Vision