Hollywood Reporter is reporting Zoe Saldana is in final negotiations to play Lt. Uhura in J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie.
Plot details are begin kept under wraps, but it is understood that the movie chronicles the early days of the Enterprise crew. Saldana will join Anton Yelchin as a young Chekov, the Russian-born navigator, as well as Zachary Quinto as a young Spock. Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role of Spock, is on board as well.
Since everyone is tight lipped on this project, it is rather hard to say if I am excited or dissappointed. I think I’m pretty much burned out on Star Trek movies and J.J. Abrams projects, so unless the two come together in the best movie of the year, I’ll probably wait until it comes to the pay-per-view.