Robbie Williams beamed up
( femalefirst.co.uk ) - Robbie Williams is reportedly in talks to star in the new 'Star Trek' movie. The 'Angels' singer, who is an avid sci-fi fan, is being lined-up to play Captain James T Kirk, the part made famous by William Shatner in the original TV series and subsequent films.
Robbie is having final discussions with 'Lost' creator J.J. Abrams, who is directing the as-yet untitled movie, and has already impressed the filmmaker.
Abrams said: "I think he'd be a good Captain Kirk. The Kirk in my movie is quite young, it's like the early years. But I can't comment on who we are casting just yet. Everyone will just have to wait and see."
Although the role of Captain Kirk is still up for grabs, the part of Spock has already been decided.
Leonard Nimoy is to reprise his role as the Vulcan space traveller, while 'Heroes' star Zachary Quinto will play a younger version of the logical alien. Nimoy admits he is thrilled to be boldly going where no man has gone before - again.
Speaking at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, he said: "This is really going to be a great movie. And I don't say things like that lightly."
Nimoy was joined at the event by Abrams and Quinto. The film is due out in December 2008.