Linda Hamilton is set to resume her iconic “Terminator” role in Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron’s latest installment of the sci-fi series, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.
The actress first played the role of Sarah Connor in the original 1984 movie and again in the 1991 sequel “Judgement Day.”
The latest sequel from Skydance and Paramount, which is listed as “Terminator 3,” had been set for a June 29, 2018, release date but was later bumped.
“Deadpool” breakout Tim Miller is slated to direct the latest sequel, with Cameron taking on a producing role in the movie that harks back to the plot lines of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” Along with reuniting the original team, it will also act as an introduction of a whole new cast of characters.
“Terminator: Genisys,” a follow-up to “Terminator Salvation,” saw the return of Schwarzenegger to his most famous role for the first time since “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” in 2003. It also introduced “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor.
“Genisys” made $440.5 million worldwide against a $155 million budget.
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Hamilton has also starred in the horror film “Children of the Corn” and had a recurring role as Mary Elizabeth Bartowski on NBC’s “Chuck.”
She was married to Cameron from 1997 to 1999, but the relationship ended in a $50 million divorce settlement.