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"Heroes" Villain Zachary Quinto to Join "Star Trek"?

July 12, 2007 (10:03 am) GMT
Words are abuzz that Zachary Quinto of "Heroes" fame is in talks to play Mr. Spock in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek."

Speculations keeps rotating high on the possible casting lineup of "." After Oscar winner was said to be on the run to play Mr. Spock, now words have it that someone else has been offered the part instead.

According to CHUD, filmmakers of the flick are currently in negotiations with to have him donned the suit of the Vulcan science officer, known for his distinguished ability of mind meld. The "Heroes" villain, who has been mentioned as a fan favorite for the role in many forums, first popped up on the "Trek" radar last year, expressing his interest in portraying the character.

"I missed the boat, so I'm angling for Star Trek," the actor said to Pittsburgh's Post-Gazette in a December 2006 interview. "People are constantly telling me I bear some resemblance to ."

A Paramount Pictures production, "Star Trek" is the planned eleventh big screen entry in Gene Roddenberry's science fiction franchise set for a December 25, 2008 release. "Lost" co-creator J.J. Abrams has been tapped to direct from script by duo Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman who are also serving as the project's executive producers.

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