It was probably only a matter of time until film producers started paying attention to “Orphan Black”‘s breakout star, and now Tatiana Maslany is indeed up for a major role on the big screen. THR reports Maslany recently tested for the role of Sarah Connor in the upcoming “Terminator 5,” another reboot of the classic sci-fi franchise.
“Thor: The Dark World” director Alan Taylor is taking the reigns of this one, and Arnold Schwarzenegger has expressed interest in returning, but the three leads are expected to be young, with Brie Larson, Emilia Clarke and Margot Robbie also in the mix for Sarah Connor, while Tom Hardy is the “prototype” for John Connor, her son. Garrett Hedlund, Boyd Holbrook, Taylor Kitsch and Nicholas Hoult are up for the role of Kyle Reese, John Connor’s father. Filming is expected to begin in 2014 with a July 1, 2015 release date already set.
Canada born Maslany had small roles in “Violet & Daisy” and “The Vow” before landing her big break on BBC America’s breakout hit series “Orphan Black,” on which she plays a plethora of characters who are all clones of each other. The show is coming back for season 2 (duh) and recently revealed the first trailer for the new season.