"Star Trek" movie casts Kirk's father

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David
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'Hemsworth, Collins join 'Star Trek'
Actors on board for J.J. Abrams feature
By KATHY LYFORD, KATHY LYFORD, TATIANA SIEGEL

Chris Hemsworth and Clifton Collins Jr. have joined the cast of
Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek."

Hemsworth will play Captain Kirk's father, George Kirk. Collins will
play Ayel, the cohort and general to Nero, played by Eric Bana.

The duo joins the previously cast Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Simon
Pegg, Karl Urban, Bana and Winona Ryder.

Lensing began last week.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci wrote the script about the Starfleet
Academy days of the crew of the Starship Enterprise.

Hemsworth just wrapped the indie feature "The Cache," opposite Sean
Bean.

Collins' credits include the upcoming indie features "The Perfect
Game," "Horsemen," "Sunshine Cleaning" and "Still Waters." He just
booked a supporting role in Relativity Media's "Brothers," opposite
Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire.
                                            
Willow
Should've been The Shat. :(
                                            
Warchild
He won't be in 'Star Trek', but I hear that George Lucas is going to 
cast Shatner as Jabba the Hut's dad in the 'Star Wars' TV series.


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