’24′ Actress Onboard For ‘Star Trek 2′

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:28 pm,

Production on director J.J. Abrams’ highly-anticipated (and frustratingly delayed) Star Trek 2 is getting underway, which means there’s been a flurry of casting announcements recently.

Thespians such as Alice Eve and Peter Weller have signed up for important supporting roles in the film, alongside Noel Clarke (a.k.a. Mickey on Doctor Who) and the increasingly-popular Benedict Cumberbatch – who is thought to be playing either one of the sci-fi sequel’s secondary villains or its primary antagonist, taking the place of former candidate Benicio Del Toro.

EW has learned that the latest addition to Star Trek 2′s cast is India-born actress Nazneen Contractor, who will portray the wife of Clarke’s “family man” character. Contractor is best known for her turn as Kayla Hassan during the eighth (and final) season of 24.

It goes without saying: this is (seemingly) a pretty minor casting update. All the same, Contractor being hired on is yet another piece to the puzzle that is the Star Trek sequel’s storyline, which remains firmly under wraps (for now). The writer responsible for the Trek tie-in comic book series has revealed that certain issues contain “thematic foreshadowing” for the film; still, it’s pretty much anyone’s guess as to what exactly that entails.

Abrams, along with the Trek sequel writing team of Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, and Roberto Orci, has an overall solid track record, so there’s little reason to doubt the quality of the project, in that regard. Plus, with the primary new Trek cast ready to return (including, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, and Simon Pegg) there’s all the more reason to suspect the film will satisfy fans of the 2009 Trek franchise reboot.

Star Trek 2 (not the official title) will be released in 2D and post-converted 3D in theaters around the U.S. on May 17th, 2013.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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  1. they should release this film christmas 2012, star trek fans are sick of waiting for this instalment and I am not bothered about it being in 3D

    • They’re shooting next week so there’s no time to complete shooting it and post-production in time for this year. It’ll hopefully be worth the wait :)

      • I agree, better to wait a little and get it right. I know they have been wokining on the script for a while.

  2. Wow!! She’s pretty. J.J. Sure can pick em

  3. I don’t think they meant it that way…But it would be interesting to throw in the renowned time lord…Dr. Who with Star Trek….I don’t think that he’d actually fit in any Star Trek story line very well though…

    • He could take the place of TNG’s Q … but I am just spitballing.

      • I was actually thinking the same thing. Tennant would make a great Q, or Trelane.

  4. Could she be any hotter? I think not ! I really love that dark haired look. I’m glad Indian, Latin and Mediterranean women are finally starting to get noticed for how how gorgeous they really are. The blonde thing has gone on way too long.

    • I always thought Selma Hayek was the most gorgeous woman in Hollywood. Sure, there are some luscious blonds and brunettes but I think Selma tops them all.

  5. Cute broad

    May i point out that the late Persis Khambada ( Lt. Ilea) was a former Miss India

  6. Indian huh? I’m not going to say it…I’m not going to say it!! Okay, I’ll say it; Micky gets killed by Khan and marries her. :-D

  7. I said many months ago in a different thread that I would love a Doctor Who episode that could use the Enterprise after filming has finished. A cross over with the Doctor with the Star Trek cast who be very special… JJ and Steven M. are you listening?

    • The Doctor does sometimes go through different realities. They could do a movie where the Doctor has crossed over into Trek’s reality and they have to stop a common foe. The interactions with the Doctor and Spock would be priceless.

      • I don’t know about that…The good Doctor is pretty high octane while Spock is basically reserved and under control. None the less if they did do this I’d really like to see them use David Tennant

        • Yes, that’s why it would be priceless. I can see Spock saying something like, “Your vocal intonations seem to carry on at an illogical speed. Fascinating”. :-)

  8. I think our ideas are going to be better that the real thing!!!

    • Isn’t that usually the case? Fans probably know more than these producers/directors. There are some Trek novels that would make fantastic movies.