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Peter Weller joins J.J. Abrams ‘Star Trek 2’

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The veteran actor, Peter Weller who has played the title role in the 1987 ‘Robocop’ has reportedly joined J. J. Abrams next ‘Star Trek’ movie. However, the details about the Peter Weller’s character are not being revealed quite yet. But, Weller has ‘Star Trek’ experience having played John Frederick Paxton on two episodes of ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’ in 2005.

The John Paxton character is the murderous leader of the radical group Terra Prime. He advocates expelling all non-humans from earth and the entire solar system. The 3D movie ‘Star Trek’ is the sequel to J.J. Abram’s 2009 successful movie, ‘Star Trek’ which starred Chris Pine a James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura and Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov.

However, the actors all are returning and were joined by Alice Eve in new role. Also widely published, the reports say that Abrams wants Benicio Del Toro to play the movie’s villain role. J.J. Abrams takes up the duty of writing, directing and also producing. Besides him, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof were added to write the script. And on the other hand, Kurtzman, Orci, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, and David Ellison were also producing the movie.

‘Star Trek 2’ is scheduled to be released on 17th May, 2013. Previously, 2009 ‘Star Trek’ has grossed about $257.7 million domestically and about $127.9 million internationally. It had a budget estimated at $150 million. Adding to this, Weller has played the title role in the 1984 ‘The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.

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