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‘Beyond’ Adds Actress, Schedules Reshoots

Some changes are coming to next Trek film as release date looms

It’s never finished until it’s finished. And “Star Trek: Beyond” is just not finished yet.

Director Justin Lin has ordered some reshoots in the Paramount Pictures reboot which now include a new actress added to the cast.

Shohreh Aghdashloo is the new “high command” of the United Federation of Planets, according to a new report from Deadline. Aghdashloo’s role was added well after principal photography wrapped late last year, and it’s unclear what other actors, if any, also have been recalled for the reshoots.

The Iranian-born Aghdashloo will provide some international flair to the film with a solid resume to boot. A character actress through much of the 1990s, Aghdashloo got her big television break in 2005 playing Dina Araz in the Fox series “24.” However, it would be film creating that first level of stardom after she was nominated for an Oscar in 2004 for “House of Sand and Fog.”

She later showed up in shows like ABC’s “FlashForward” and “The Mob Doctor.” She has had the recurring role of Stefania Vaduva Popescu in the NBC series “Grimm,” and most recently played Chrisjen Avasarala in the Syfy series “The Expanse.”

Aghdashloo won an Emmy in 2009 as Sajida Talfah in the HBO miniseries “House of Saddam.”

The reshoots haven’t affected the release date for “Beyond,” however. It’s still slated to premiere July 22.

“Beyond” was written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung, although Roberto Orci, John D. Payne and Patrick McKay, are also currently being credited as writers according to Internet Movie Database. It stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Pegg, Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella.

Source: Deadline


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