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Alice Eve Enlists in Star Trek 2

With the Star Trek sequel gearing up to start production in January, director J.J. Abrams has selected She’s Out of My League star Alice Eve for a part thought to be new to the 45-year-old franchise.

According to Variety, the 29-year-old English actress edged out such contenders as Teresa Palmer and Hayley Atwell for the undisclosed role. Once her deal is in place, Eve will join most of cast from the 2009 box-office hit, led by Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as Kirk and Spock.

A deal is also in the works for Benicio del Toro, whom Abrams confirmed just last week is on his wishlist for Paramount Pictures’ 3D sequel. The actor is destined to play the film’s villain, a role insiders tell the trade paper is “someone familiar to Trekkies.” Abrams apparently has just one more major part to cast, one that could be a villain playing a supporting role to del Toro’s character.

Written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof, the Star Trek sequel opens May 17, 2013.

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Comments

  • Merson

    Alice Eve is really gorgeous and very talented. I hope she is playing a human love interest for James Kirk.

  • Keyes

    • The Orion Syndicate as the villains

    • Large all-star cast as well as many cameos

    • More planets

    • Larger space battles with more starships

    • Kirk having better fighting skills

    • The Star Trek theme music from the Insurrection end credits used at
    the end

  • http://twitter.com/somedamnthing Cory

    Benicio del Toro = Khan

  • Esther

    Christine Chapel!! That’s who she looks like, anyway. :D It would be awesome if she’s a love interest for Kirk too, tho. Either one!

  • Sean

    Dr. Carol Marcus

  • Brackish

    She should be Janice Rand. That would be awesome.

  • Dragonreborn1080

    KHAAAANNNN!!!!!

  • spider jerusalem

    Elizabeth Dehner.