The reviews for Star Trek
have been mostly positive, so it's okay to assume the sequel that Paramount gave the go ahead to a few weeks ago is going to happen. Here's a quick look at the "cast of unknowns" who actually have a lot of acting credits between them.
starred opposite Anne Hathaway
in The Princess Diaries 2
and Lindsay pre-rehab trips Lohan
in Just My Luck
. He was nearly unrecognizable in Smokin' Aces
, but his least hated project was probably the little seen Bottle Shock.
After a few the less said the better television show appearances, Zachary Quinto
joined the cast of Heroes in 2006 as the character Sylar. His casting was probably the least hated out of all, and that's saying a lot.
played second to Britney Spears
in her one and only film Crossroads
. She's also backed up Ashton Kutcher
), Kirsten Dunst
(Get Over It
), and Mariah's husband Nick Cannon
. It's nice to see her starring on her own poster for once.
Bringing some credibility to the role of the villain is Eric Bana
. Aside from working with Steven Spielberg
on the film Munich
, Bana has played everything from the Incredible Hulk (Hulk) to King Henry (The Other Boleyn Girl
). He's even following up Star Trek with the Judd Apatow
film Funny People
As for the rest of the cast…
steps into the role of Sulu. Simon Pegg
of comedies like Shaun of the Dead
plays Scotty. Karl Urban
(Leonard "Bones" McCoy) will be recognizable to the Lord of the Rings fan base after starring in two of the three films. Anton Yelchin
has gone from less seen films like Alpha Dog
and Charlie Bartlett
to two summer blockbusters with Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins
premiering just weeks after Star Trek.
Even if you still don't recognize any of the above, the original Spock Leonard Nimoy
plays the role in a brief cameo.
Story by Lauren Attaway
Starpulse contributing writer