**UPDATE: Woke up this morning to fnid out that Benedict Cumberbatch has also been cast in the movie to play a villain. More here.**
Here’s some rather fabulous news for British Actor / Director Noel Clarke as Variety have just announced the news that the BAFTA winner has been cast in J.J. Abrams’ sequel to the 2009 movie Star Trek. Clarke has previously written and starred in Kidulthood and Adulthood and more recently starred in Screwed and we met him on set more recently for upcoming British movie, The Knot which you’ll hear about in the coming months.
The movie is set for release Summer 2013 and as yet we know very little about it as Abrams regulars Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci write the script. We know that Abrams will direct and Noel joins fellow Brits, Alice Eve and Simon Pegg in the movie.
This is all Variety give away:
While the details of Clarke’s role are being kept under wraps, he will play a family man with a wife and young daughter.
Big congrats Noel! More as we get it!