Winona Ryder is now confirmed to play Mother Spock to Zachary Quinto’s Young Spock in JJ Abrams’ remake of Star Trek. Also tapped for the new movie are Chris Pine (Lilo’s love interest in Just My Luck) as Capt Kirk and the hotness Simon Pegg as Scotty. Inexplicably, Eric Bana has been cast as the bad guy.

Star Trek will mark Noni’s return to the blockbuster and is yet another project on what looks like a very busy sched heading into 2008 with three indie films in preproduction that could yield award surprises.

Now on to the matter of the boyfriend. If Joaquin Phoenix can pull his sh-t together, it would be a perfect match.


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