Confirmed! That new Terminator movie has found its Sarah Connor

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Dec 16, 2013, 9:55 AM EST

After the candidates for the role were finally narrowed down to two, the Terminator reboot has finally got its Sarah Connor.

With recent reports indicating that the actresses in contention for the part had boiled down to Emilia Clarke and Brie Larson, Deadline reports that Clarke has won the role. Clarke is British and broke out in a big way by playing Daenerys Targaryen, the first female Dothraki leader and the would-be ruler of Westeros, on Game of Thrones.

The new movie is called Terminator: Genesis and is being directed by Alan Taylor, who just did Thor: The Dark World and directed a number of Game of Thrones episodes, which is probably one of the reasons Clarke made it to the final round.

Interesting bit of trivia here: Clarke is the second Game of Thrones cast member to play Sarah. The first was Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister on Game and was Sarah in the short-lived Fox series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The role, of course, was originated by Linda Hamilton in the first two Terminator movies.

As for the rest of the cast, it looks more and more likely that Jason Clarke (no relation) will play Sarah's son, John Connor, while Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back as you-know-who. And since Jason has a few years on Emilia, it seems certain that time travel is involved -- which makes it seem more and more likely that this reboot is a full-on remake.

Does Emilia Clarke have what it takes to play the iconic Sarah Connor? Let us know what you think. Terminator: Genesis opens on July 1, 2015.

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