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'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke cast as Sarah Connor in 'Terminator' reboot

Emilia Clarke will be trading in her dragons and handmaidens for a boy tank and some guns. The Game of Thrones actress has signed on to star in Paramount’s Terminator reboot to play the part of Sarah Connor. EW confirmed the casting Friday.

Director Alan Taylor, who helmed Thor: The Dark World, had reportedly met with Short Term 12′s Brie Larson and The Wolf of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie for the part as well, but Khalessi won out in the end. Deadline first reported the news.

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Casting Net: Sandra Bullock in talks to join a George Clooney project; Plus, Jason Segel cast as David Foster Wallace, more

• Sandra Bullock, who just picked up a SAG nomination for her work in Gravity, is in early talks to star in the comedy Our Brand Is Crisis for producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’s Peter Straughan wrote a script based on a 2005 documentary about the use of American political campaign techniques in the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. EW’s Entertainer of the Year is currently voicing the lead role in The Minions, set for a July 2015 release. [The Wrap]

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'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay': Robert Knepper cast as...Antonius?

Welcome, welcome … to the latest casting news for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.

It was recently announced via Twitter that Prison Break‘s Robert Knepper will be joining both of the final films as Antonius. As exciting as it sounds, we’re not exactly sure what to expect, considering we’ve never heard the name Antonius before.

Regardless, check out the casting news below:
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Casting Net: Robert Pattinson joins 'The Childhood of a Leader', more

• Robert Pattinson is attached to star in The Childhood of a Leader, the directorial debut of Brady Corbet (Melancholia, Martha Marcy May Marlene). Juliette Binoche and Tim Roth also star in the WWI-era pic, which Corbet co-wrote with Mona Fastvold. Pattinson currently has two films in post-production that will likely hit theaters in 2014: David Cronenberg’s Hollywood drama Maps to the Stars, and The Rover with Guy Pearce and Scoot McNairy. [Variety]

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Casting Net: Tom Cruise developing 'Jack Reacher' sequel; Plus, Jason Momoa in talks for 'Batman vs. Superman,' more

• Tom Cruise is developing a follow-up to 2012′s Jack Reacher with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. The sequel will be based on Lee Child‘s Never Go Back – the 18th book in the series — where Jack is faced with a new commanding officer and a possible return to Army service. No writer or director is attached to the pic, but according to the report, all hope that Christopher McQuarrie, who directed the first film and is currently working on prepping Mission: Impossible 5 with Cruise, will return. [Deadline]
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'Battlestar Galactica' vet joins 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

What the frack?

In a strange convergence of cult worlds, Battlestar Galactica‘s Callum Keith Rennie has joined the ever-expanding cast of Fifty Shades of Grey to play the part of Anastasia’s (Dakota Johnson) stepfather, Ray Steele. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.
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Casting Net: Dustin Hoffman joins Lance Armstrong biopic, more

• Dustin Hoffman will appear in director Stephen Frears‘ Lance Armstrong biopic. The still-untitled project stars Ben Foster (Lone Survivor) as the disgraced cyclist. Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Plemons, Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), and Lee Pace (The Hobbit) also star. The movie is currently shooting in Europe, and Hoffman is set to join when the production moves back to the U.S. The two-time Oscar winner recently wrapped work on Jon Favreau’s Chef (out May 9) with Robert Downey Jr. and is currently filming The Cobbler with Adam Sander. [THR]
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Casting Net: 'Lone Survivor's' Ben Foster heads to 'Warcraft'; Plus, Kevin Hart cast as LeBron James' brother, more

• Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma) and Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) have signed on to star in Warcraft for Legendary Pictures, based on the bestselling video game World of Warcraft. Source Code and Moon helmer Duncan Jones is set to direct. Foster can be seen next with Mark Wahlberg in the Navy SEALs pic Lone Survivor (out Jan. 10, 2014) and Cooper’s next release finds him playing the bad guy to Aaron Paul’s street racer in Need for Speed (out March 14, 2014). [The Wrap]

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Casting Net: Oscar Isaac goes back to 1981 in 'A Most Violent Year', more

Inside Llewyn Davis lead Oscar Isaac is set to join fellow Julliard classmate Jessica Chastain in A Most Violent Year. Isaac is replacing Javier Bardem (reportedly over a disagreement about the script) in the film, which tells the story of a man who immigrates to the U.S. and works his way up to become a successful businessman. Set in 1981 in New York, the movie will deal with citywide corruption. The Wrap also reports that Stanley Tucci is a potential for the film, which J.C. Chandor (All Is Lost) will direct. Isaac currently has three thrillers in post-production: Mojave with Garrett Hedlund, The Two Faces of January with Kirsten Dunst, and Ex Machina with Domhnall Gleeson. [THR]

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' casts Marcia Gay Harden as Christian Grey's mother

Academy Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden is joining the cast of Universal and Focus’ Fifty Shades of Grey as Christian Grey’s adoptive mother, EW has confirmed.

The actress will play Grey family matriarch Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey in the film, opposite Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. Harden most recently wrapped shooting for Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight, and currently stars in HBO’s The Newsroom and ABC’s Trophy Wife.
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