Karl Urban Confirmed for Star Trek

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Karl Urban will play Leonard “Bones” McCoy, the Starship’s Enterprise’s medical officer, in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek feature for Paramount.

Abrams has been furiously casting “Trek,” with Chris Pine, John Cho, Simon Pegg and Eric Bana joining the film last week.

Also on board are Zoe Saldana as the young Uhura, Anton Yelchin as the young Chekov and Zachary Quinto as the young Spock. Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role of Spock, also will be part of the film.

The movie is expected to shoot from November through March.

Urban, from New Zealand, played Eomer in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. His feature credits include The Bourne Supremacy and Pathfinder.

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