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'Terminator 4': Helena Bonham Carter eyeing villain role

June 30, 2008 | 12:47 pm
Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange in 'Harry Potter'

The cast of "Terminator Salvation" just keeps getting better.Helena Bonham Carter outside her North London home

Helena Bonham Carter is in talks to play the "lead villain" -- we're hoping for a super cyborg -- in the next installment of the franchise, according to If all works out, she'll do battle with Christian Bale (John Conner) and Bryce Dallas Howard (John's wife, Kate Conner).

McG ("Charlie's Angels") will direct the upcoming "Terminator," which is set in post-apocalyptic 2018 and follows John Connor as he leads the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators.

The British actress is no stranger to playing the villainess; she last appeared as the meat-pie-making murderess Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" and will reprise her role as the witch Bellatrix Lestrange in "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

--Denise Martin

Photos: Top, Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange in Warner Bros. Pictures' fantasy movie "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." Courtesy: Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Right, Actress Helena Bonham Carter at her home in North London in 2006. Courtesy: Associated Press/Sang Tan