Talks have surfaced that Zoe Saldana has been offered to play USS Enterprise’s communications officer Lt. Uhura in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek."
Casting has already begun on male actors for the highly-anticipated "Star Trek" with the inclusions of Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, and Anton Yelchin, but how about that on the female side?
According to TrekMovie.com, attempts appear to have been made on the matter as it has learned from sources close to the production that Zoe Saldana has been offered the role of Lt. Uhura, the USS Enterprise’s communications officer. However, the site does careful to state that "the deal is not yet final", which it points out to possibly be due to the actress' schedule in James Cameron's "Avatar."
"Sources indicate that Avatar will be doing location shooting starting in October and Star Trek is slated to start shooting in November," so it said while reminding its visitors of Saldana's connection to J.J. Abrams, being in two episodes of recent ABC's series "Six Degrees" which Abrams and fellow Star Trek producer Bryan Burk produced.
In related news about the project, Ain't it Cool News has brought up speculation about possible plot for the flick, informing that the film may deal with alternate timeline. This would involve a group of Romulans who go back in time to kill James T. Kirk and change history with older Spock doing what he can to prevent the incident and change the timeline back.
The site went on saying, "...The plan is to use this second timeline as a way of rebooting without erasing or ignoring canon. These new voyages of the Enterprise, they're taking place in whatever timeline starts with this story. ... It's basically the same solution Marvel Comics has in terms of publishing, the way they use their Ultimates line to reboot continuity."