Tyler Perry joins "Star Trek" movie

TV Arts

from The Hollywood Reporter

Perry's latest enterprise: 'Trek' trainer
By Carly Mayberry

Tyler Perry will head the Starfleet Academy in J.J. Abrams' "Star
Trek" feature for Paramount.

Perry joins an ensemble that includes Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Winona
Ryder and Leonard Nimoy in the film, which chronicles the early days
of the Starship Enterprise crew.

Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin,
John Cho, Karl Urban, Chris Hemsworth, Zoe Saldana and Clifton Collins
Jr. also are in the cast.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who wrote the screenplay, are
executive producing alongside producers Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk.
Filming began in November.

Perry most recently wrote, directed, co-produced and co-starred in
"Why Did I Get Married?" His multihyphenate film credits include
"Daddy's Little Girls," "Madea's Family Reunion" and "Diary of a Mad
Black Woman."

His next project is "Meet the Browns," which he also wrote, produced
and is directing.

He is repped by WMA and attorney Matthew Johnson.
Ah, crap: I was hoping you were going to say he was going to do Medea
as a young Uhura's mama...