We finally got some solid news on J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek 2 sequel, right before the Thanksgiving break last week. A release date was set and we know it will be shot in 3D. Benicio del Toro is almost locked to play the villain that “will be familiar to Trekkies” and now Variety is reporting on another cast member.
Abrams has selected Alice Eve to join the returning cast of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and more. The role of the She’s Out of My League and Entourage actress is currently unknown, but is said to be “new to the cannon.” Eve beat out other contenders, who included Hayley Atwell (who beat her for the Captain America: The First Avenger female lead) and Teresa Palmer.
New casting isn’t complete for the film scripted by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof, as Variety reports they have “just one more major role left to cast” and could be a supporting villain next to del Toro. Eve has the necessary pep for the Star Trek universe (at least what Abrams has created) and I look forward to seeing her in Edgar Allen Poe thriller The Raven and the one-room drama ATM next year. She’ll also have a part in Men In Black III next spring.
Star Trek 2 hits theaters May 17th, 2013 in 3D.
What do you think about Eve joining the film?
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming […]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support […]
Latest posts from The Film Stage