‘Star Trek Beyond’ casts Lydia Wilson
I’m not familiar with Lydia Wilson. But Star Trek Beyond has cast her, which means she’s obviously awesome and I anticipate enjoying her performance in the film. You know, the film that was co-written (I think?) by Simon Pegg and is being directed by the great visionary of our time, Justin Lin (this is a statement I don’t even remote believe anymore, but I’m just going to double down. Our culture has taught me that a #hottake is more important than actually believing in what you’re saying.)
Justin Lin is directing with Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Anton Yelchin all on board to return with Idris Elba set to play the villain. Joe Taslim and Sofia Boutella have also joined the cast.
J.J. Abrams will produce along with his producing partner Bryan Burke and Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg. Production is currently underway.
Details of Elba’s role are being kept under wraps as is the details behind Wilson’s role. Paramount and Skydance had no comment on casting. Pegg and Doug Jung are writing the script for the pic that bows July 8, 2016.
Since rebooting in 2009, the “Star Trek” franchise has made more than $800 million worldwide and is viewed as one of Paramount’s top priorities.
Known for her roles in British TV and theater, Wilson broke out as Dom Gleeson’s lovable, trouble-making sister, Kit Kat, in Richard Curtis’ romantic comedy “About Time.” She can also be seen in the BBC America show “Ripper Street” and was just seen in the play “Charles the Third.”