Rumor: Bryce Dallas Howard as Kate Connor?

Bryce Dallas Howard joins the cast of Terminator Salvation

It looks like director McG has found his replacement for the role of Kate Connor in his upcoming film Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (lame title if you ask me). According to the Hollywood Reporter, the role that was originally given to Charlotte Gainsbourg (I’m Not There) could in fact be filled by Lady in the Water and Spider-man 3 star Bryce Dallas Howard, daughter of renowned director Ron Howard. Gainsbourgh had to back out of the role because of scheduling conflicts with another film.

Kate Connor is the wife of the main character and hero, John Connor, who leads a revolution against enslaving artifical intelligence in order to save the human race from becoming extinct. John Connor will be played by Christian Bale, star of the upcoming summer blockbuster The Dark Knight. Production on the new Terminator film is already underway in New Mexico.

Personally, I can’t say that I dig Howard as an actress. Not that she is entirely to blame by any means (unless a performance is particulary bad, the blame usually goes to the director and writer(s)), but she has been involved in some absolutely disastrous motion pictures and her appearances have coincidently marked the downfall of M. Night Shyamalan films and the collapse of the Spider-man franchise as we know it.

Sound Off: Will Bryce Dallas Howard suffice as Kate Connor?

Nate Deen is a 20-year old aspiring film critic/essayist from Pensacola, Fla. He just graduated with an AA degree in journalism from Pensacola Junior College. He will be attending the University of Florida soon to continue his studies in journalism and film. His goal is to either pursue a writing career in entertainment, sports or perhaps both, but his dream is to write and direct his own movies. Recently, he's been devouring classic films, American and foreign. His favorite directors include Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Alfred Hitchcock. If he had to make a top 10 list of the greatest films of all time, they would be: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather I and II, Vertigo, The Third Man, Schindler's List, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Raging Bull, The Passion of Joan of Arc, and City Lights. He runs his own movie review website,

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