Rumor of the Day: Orphan Black star could be Terminator 5's Sarah Connor

We’ve been wondering how long it’d take for the ultra-talented Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany to land a major movie gig, and it sounds like the moment could be coming soon.

Maslany, who stars in the hit BBC America sci-fi series as half-a-dozen characters, is the latest actress to have allegedly tested for the role of Sarah Connor in the upcoming Terminator sequel.  She joins Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Brie Larson (21 Jump Street) and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) among the actresses rumored for the gig.

Maslany is one heck of an actress, and she’s shown on Orphan Black that she’s capable of kicking a little ass. She’d definitely be an interesting choice.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio wants to cast the female lead before rounding out the rest of the cast. Other major roles include a Tom Hardy-esque version of John Connor, and John’s future (past?) father, Kyle Reese. 

Though this one is still early in development, it sounds like director Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) and returning star Arnold Schwarzenegger are sharing control to a degree. Here’s hoping Schwarzenegger’s involvement can get this ailing franchise back on track.

There’s been no definitive word on the plot, though rumor has it time travel will once again be a major factor, and at least part of the action might be set in the 1950s — with the gang seeking refuge in the pre-robot past.

But back to the topic at hand — what do you think about Maslany?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

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