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Eric Bana Is Star Trek Villain Nero!

October 10, 2007 (4:52 am) GMT
The Australian native is the first bad guy announced for the highly-anticipated project.

Australia now has its representative in the cast of Paramount Pictures' highly-anticipated project "." You got it right, Variety has confirmed that Melbourne-born actor is joining the lineup as a villainous character named Nero.

Bana's inclusion thereby fulfills the studio's expectation to get bigger-name thespian for the part besides that for the role of the Federation captain, which remains unfilled. The description of the character he is set to play, however, is being kept tightly under wraps for now.

Pic has already got as Lt. Nyota Uhura and as Pavel Chekov with "Heroes" star and portraying the young and old Spock, respectively. There are still several other major parts that need to be cast before the November 2007 start date, including a young James T. Kirk and Scotty, though.

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