Zoe Saldana to play Uhura in latest 'Star Trek' flick
By M&C Staff Sep 18, 2007, 10:50 GMT
Zoe Saldana has been cast as Uhura in J.J. Abrams\' \'Star Trek\' prequel. © Glenn Harris / Photorazzi
Zoe Saldana has been cast as Uhura in J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' prequel.
In the original series Nichelle Nichols played the part of the Swahili speaking communications officer from the United States of Africa.
'Heroes' star Zachary Quinto will play Mr. Spock, while it is yet to be announced who will take on the iconic role of Captain James Kirk.
'Star Trek' legend Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock in the original 60s TV series, has already signed up for an "extended cameo" as an older incarnation of the half-Vulcan half-human.
Abrams will direct from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orcihave.