J.J. Abrams setting sights on Benicio Del Toro for 'Star Trek 2' villain
Oscar-winner may join Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto in sequel
J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sequel may be adding a very big star to its galaxy. Benicio Del Toro is allegedly being courted by the director and Paramount for a mysterious part.
According to Variety, Del Toro and Abrams have met, but no official offer has been made yet. The role is being kept under wraps, but will be that of a villain.
Abrams is directing again from a script by regular collaborators Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof.
Shooting will likely begin early next year, for a summer 2013 release.
The Oscar-winnig Del Toro ("Traffic") recently wrapped Oliver Stone's drug drama "Savages."
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