‘Terminator: Genesis’ Adds Matt Smith, Star of ‘Doctor Who,’ to Cast; Smith Will Have Major Role

May 2, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The “Doctor Who” British series star, Matt Smith, is reportedly joining the cast of the upcoming “Terminator: Genesis” action sic-fi film. 

Smith will be joining the cast of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons and others in the James Cameron-written film. 

Paramount Pictures made the announcement via their Facebook page on Friday morning, May 2, 2014, saying that “Smith will play a new character with a strong connection to John Connor.” The plot of the new Terminator film has not been announced. 

Smith’s credits include his best known role in the “Doctor Who” series during the seasons 2011-2013. He’s also played roles in “Christopher and His Kind,” “Moses Jones,” and “The Street.” 

His most recent upcoming on-screen appearance will be in the Ryan Gosling-directed fantasy thriller, “Lost River,” which also stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, and Eva Mendes.

Paramount will release “Terminator: Genesis” worldwide on July 1, 2015.