Earlier this week, British actors Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's Sherlock, War Horse) and Noel Clarke (BBC's Dr. Who series) were added to the cast of director J.J. Abrams' sequel to his successful 2009 reboot, tentatively titled Star Trek 2. Cumberbatch is believed to be playing the sequel's villain, though that's not exactly confirmed and Cumberbatch isn't talking. Clarke is reportedly playing "a family man with a wife and young daughter", and it looks like his wife has now been cast.
EW reports that Nazneen Contractor (24) has been cast as Clarke's wife, though how their characters are utilized in the plot of the movie is unknown. No other character details were offered.
Contractor joins fellow newcomers Peter Weller (Robocop, Dexter) and Alice Eve (She's Out of My League). Weller's agent has revealed that the actor's part was "a substantial role and that Peter is playing a C.E.O.", but Eve's role is still unknown. Cumberbatch's villain will be "original and unique" according to producer Bryan Burk. Plot details on Star Trek 2 are still unknown, and fans are anxiously awaiting to learn what screenwriters Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof have in store for Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Bones (Karl Urban) and the rest of Enterprise crew. Production is supposed to start this month and last until June. liam hemsworth partnering with the Rock for heist movie >>