Peter Weller Joins the Star Trek Sequel Cast

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Peter Weller (“RoboCop” films) has joined the cast of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel in an unknown role, reports Variety.

The film recently cast Benicio Del Toro as the villain and Alice Eve as reportedly a new character. John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin are set to return for the follow-up.

Abrams will direct from a script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. Abrams, Kurtzman, Orci, Lindelof, Bryan Burk and David Ellison will produce through Bad Robot and Skydance Productions.

Paramount will start filming in early 2012 for a May 17, 2013 release.

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