Terminator: Genesis adds J K Simmons

News Simon Brew 14 Mar 2014 - 06:45

J K Simmons is the latest to sign up to Alan Taylor's upcoming Terminator: Genesis, in a role that hints at a link with the first film

Ah, the mighty J K Simmons. Perhaps still best known for his brilliant portrayal of J Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's trilogy of Spider-Man films, he's continued to notch up a collection of impressive and varied credits. And the next to add to his IMDB page will be a role in Alan Taylor's upcoming Terminator: Genesis.

He joins a cast that includes Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and Arnold Schwarzenegger. And Simmons will be playing a "weary and alcoholic detective who has followed a bizarre case involving Sarah Connor and robots for more than three decades". In fact, it seems that the case will date back to 1984, the year of James Cameron's original The Terminator movie.

Shooting on Terminator: Genesis starts in the spring, ahead of its release in July 2015.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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