Zoe Saldana in talks to play Uhura in new Trek movie
Paramount Pictures is in final negotiations with Zoe Saldana to play Uhura in the upcoming Star Trek film. While the plot of the film is still a secret, it's well-known that the movie, which is being directed by J.J. Abrams, focuses on the early days of Starfleet and the younger versions of the well-known characters.
Saldana, who first came into the public eye as Britney Spears' girlfriend in Crossroads, also had a small part in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.
Other cast members that have been previously announced are Anton Yelchin (Huff) as the young Pavel Chekov and Zachary Quinto (Heroes) as Spock. Leonard Nimoy, the original Spock, will appear in the movie as well.
Although there has been much talk about the subject, no official word has been given on who will play the young James T. Kirk or if William Shatner will appear in the film.
The as-yet untitled Star Trek film is the 11th big screen version of the TV show but marks a "new frontier" with the prequel-centric storyline and with wunderkind J.J. Abrams being at the helm.