Dear JJ Abrams… Please, please, please, please, please stop dribbling out the casting details for Star Trek. We’re getting really sick of writing a Star Trek story every other day. Oh, and confirm Cloverfield’s title while you’re at it, will ya? Kay, thanks…
Still, this is a biggie (yes, even bigger than Bruce Greenwood playing Christopher Pike). No lesser thesp than Winona Ryder has signed on to the movie.
But while we usually respect the mighty Variety’s ability to get the scoop, their facts are a little off this time. Nerd correction alert: while Ryder has joined to play the mother of the young Mr Spock (Zachary Quinto), the trade mag has her as a Vulcan. Any fan fool knows that Amanda, Spock’s mother is from Earth, which leads to the half-human science officer’s conflicted life has he battles the emotional side of his nature. Yeah, we’ll get our anoraks.
Star Trek started shooting this week and should be hitting cinemas next Christmas.