Winona Ryder Boards Star Trek

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Paramount Pictures and director J.J. Abrams have set Winona Ryder to play the mother of a young Spock (Zachary Quinto) in Star Trek.

Written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the film revolves around the Starfleet Academy days of the crew of the Starship Enterprise.

Ryder joins a cast that also includes Leonard Nimoy, Eric Bana, Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, and Rachel Nichols.

Star Trek is scheduled for a Christmas Day 2008 release date.

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