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“Star Trek 12″, aka “Star Trek 2″, aka “J.J. Abrams’ Untitled Star Trek Sequel” — whatever you want to call it, the film has cast its first new face in the form of Alice Eve (“She’s Out of My League”).
Word is that Eve beat out fellow Brit Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) and Aussie Teresa Palmer (“I am Number Four”) for the cushy gig, and will be playing a new character that will be introduced into the series.
Benicio del Toro is also believed to still be up for the sequel’s unknown bad guy.
Abrams will return to direct from a script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof, with Paramount eyeing a May 17, 2013 release date for the 3D film. As per usual for an Abrams project, no one beyond the writers/producers know anything about the storyline.
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana are also expected back for the second go-round.
Via : Variety