The cast of Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (or whatever it will be called) got even better this weekend when Ron Howard’s daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, joined the cast.
Howard will be taking the place of Charlotte Gainsbourg who was set to play Kate Connor, the wife of human resistance hero John Connor, played by Christian Bale, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with another film she had already committed to. I can’t even begin to imagine how awful Charlotte Gainsbourg has to be feeling right about now since the other film is a nothing French comedy that no one in the states will probably ever see.
The character of Kate Connor was first introduced in Terminator 3 as Kate Brewster and was played by Claire Danes. Kate Brewster was actually the one who sent the last terminator that was played by Arnold back in time to protect John (since John had been assassinated by the same terminator on July 4, 2032).
In case you aren’t aware, Bryce Dallas Howard first gained attention as an actress in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village and later as the title role in Lady In The Water. She also played Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man 3. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in As You Like It.
I think she’s a great addition to the cast. She’s a good actress and she has a lot of credibility. There’s one thing we can definitely say about the producers of the new Terminator trilogy and that is that they are putting together an impressive cast of up and coming actors along with the already well established Christian Bale. If these movies don’t work, it won’t be because of the acting.