Star Trek XI Finds Its Scotty, Sulu

Plus: Kirk offered to Chris Pine.

by | October 12, 2007 | Comments

J.J. Abrams‘ Starfleet roster is quickly filling up.

Hot on the heels of this week’s news that Eric Bana has signed on to play the heavy in Star Trek XI, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety bring word of two more additions to the cast.

First, Variety reports that Abrams has found his chief engineer — the role of Montgomery “Scotty” Scott has been filled by none other than Simon Pegg, the British actor best known for his work in comedies such as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. The article goes on to say that the role of James Kirk has been offered to Chris Pine (The Princess Diaries 2, Just My Luck) — an assertion backed up by The Hollywood Reporter.

The Reporter also breaks the news that John Cho (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) has been cast as future Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu, a deal that leaves most of the film’s main roles filled. From the article:

Plot details are begin kept under wraps, but it is understood that the movie chronicles the early days of the Enterprise crew. The lead roles remaining to be cast are Christopher Pike, the first captain of the Enterprise, and Kirk’s parents.

Star Trek XI is scheduled to start filming next month, so we should be able to expect the last pieces of its casting puzzle to fall into place relatively quickly.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Source: Variety

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