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Zoe Saldana in talks to play Uhura in new Trek movie

by Paul Goebel, posted Sep 20th 2007 8:02AM

Zoe SaldanaParamount 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.

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Odd how they all knew each other back then, even though they are all wildly different ages....

This is Muppet Babies or A Pup Names Scooby Doo with star trek.

Poor ST. It helped shape pop culture for 40 years only to be bludgeoned to death by incompetent greedy hacks.

September 20 2007 at 4:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I really hope she gets more of a role than a communications specialist, sitting down and just saying, "Captain Kirk, we're being hailed".

September 20 2007 at 4:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joey Geraci

I just wish Paramount and Abrams would come out and say, "We know Nemesis and Insurrection (for the most part) sucked balls. We apologize for putting those images in your heads, and we commit to doing better in this new movie".

Right now, I am not too hopeful.

September 20 2007 at 10:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Like Quinto, Saldana seems to bears a striking resemblance to the original actor. As a long-time Trekkie I'm always excited by new movies or TV series set in the Star Trek universe; that's not to say I'm alway satisfied with the end result (Star Trek 5 sucked and Star Trek: Enterprises was a huge disappointment), but I have to say I'm really starting to look forward to J. J. Abram's Star Trek. At the very least the movie is being made by people who are fans of the series.

September 20 2007 at 9:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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