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Doctor Who star Matt Smith signs up for new Terminator film

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 03, 2014

Doctor Who star Matt Smith signs up for new Terminator film

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Matt Smith is signing up to star alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the latest Terminator film.

The former Doctor Who actor, who quit the long-running science-fiction show last year, joins a cast that also includes Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke.

Paramount Pictures said he will play "a new character with a strong connection to John Connor" - the character played by Jason Clarke - in the film which is called Terminator: Genesis.

Schwarzenegger played the robot assassin of the title role in the original 1984 film which was directed by James Cameron and led to a flurry of follow-ups that cashed in on its cult status.

Millions of viewers tuned in to Doctor Who on Christmas Day to watch Smith hand over the controls of the Tardis to the latest incarnation of the Time Lord in Peter Capaldi.

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