J.J. Abrams has selected Alice Eve to join the ensemble cast of his Star Trek sequel. According to Variety, Eve will be playing a character that is believed to be new to “Star Trek” canon.
Variety also confirmed that Benicio del Toro’s deal is pending to play an as-yet-unannounced villain in the project.
Abrams is directing from a script penned by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. Star Trek (2013) is scheduled to hit conventional and 3D theaters on May 17, 2013.