According to The Hollywood Reporter Bryce Dallas Howard is in negotiations to replace Charlotte Gainsbourg in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. Gainsbourg was originally set to play Kate Connor, the wife of John Connor, played by Christian Bale. However, if an actors strike were to happen, shooting would stop and then restart at a later date, which would cause Terminator Salvation her other film, a French comedy, to clash. I can’t see why she would chose a French comedy over Terminator, but then again she might be one of those ‘real actors’ rather than ones who cling to blockbuster franchises for extra $$$.
Luckily, McG was quick to replace her with Spiderman’s bit on the side, Bryce Dallas Howard. Filming is currently underway in New Mexico, so they better finialise those negotiations and get Howard battling machines.