Thesp to star in 'Terminator' TV spinoff

Lena Headey (“Imagine Me & You”) has landed the plum leading role in the Fox pilot “The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” Project, from Warner Bros. TV, continues the “Terminator” movie franchise storyline by focusing on Sarah and her son John, as they fight attackers from the future in present-day Los Angeles. Headey takes over the role made famous by Linda Hamilton in the first two “Terminator” films. Headey’s credits include the features “The Brothers Grimm,” “The Cave” and “Ripley’s Game.” She appeared in the telepics “The Gathering Storm” and “The Lonely War,” as well as the mini “Merlin.” Josh Friedman will write and David Nutter is set to direct the “Sarah Connor” pilot.

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