August 27, 2011 01:53:49 GMT
The actress, who plays Nyota Uhura in 'Star Trek', is also tapped to produce the project along with Robbie Brenner.
Zoe Saldana has added another film project on her schedule. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 33-year-old actress is set to star in an upcoming supernatural thriller by Paramount Pictures called "Dominion (2013)".
In the upcoming project, the Neytiri of "Avatar" is expected to play a half-human, half-angel character. However, the basic plot of the project, which is written by Dean McCreary and Chester Hastings, is still sketchy.
Aside from taking on the lead role, the "Star Trek" actress will also serve as a producer along with Robbie Brenner. Brenner himself recently produced a biopic drama, "Machine Gun Preacher", starring Gerard Butler.
Saldana has just wrapped production of another upcoming film "The Words", where she plays opposite Bradley Cooper. She is attached to star in J.J Abrams-produced "Infinitely Polar Bear", which also stars Mark Ruffalo. Meanwhile, her latest action movie "Colombiana" has just arrived in U.S. theaters on August 26.