A few weeks back, we gave you a preview of the films opening this year featuring those cast members playing the crew of the USS Enterprise in the new Star Trek film. Now TrekMovie.com has compiled information on those films featuring Star Trek‘s supporting players, including Eric Bana, Ben Cross and Winona Ryder.
Eric Bana (Nero)
The Other Boleyn Girl (February 29th)
Bana is the object of affection for Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman in this period romantic drama based on the novel by Philippa Gregory. The story is a romanticized account of 16th century aristocrat Mary Boleyn (played by Johansson), who competes with her sister, Anne (Portman), for the affections of King Henry VIII (Bana). The king gets it on with both lovelies, but ultimately, only one becomes Queen of England while the other gets her heart broken. It’s okay, though, because by the end of the movie we’ll be reminded why being a wife to Henry VIII is not all it’s cracked up to be. See the film’s Official Site for more details.
Trailer for "The Other Boleyn Girl"
The Time Traveler’s Wife (TBA 2008)
A sci-fi romantic drama in which Bana plays a librarian whose genetic makeup causes him to involuntarily travel through time. Naturally, this causes some issues between himself and the missus, played by The Notebook actress Rachel McAdams. Like Boleyn Girl, this film is also based on a novel, one by Audrey Niffenegger.
Rachel McAdams and Bana in "Time Travelers Wife"
Bruce Greenwood (Captain Christopher Pike)
Greenwood can currently be seen in the films National Treasure: Book of Secrets with Nicolas Cage and I’m Not There with Christian Bale, Cate Blancett, Richard Gere, and the late Heath Ledger. In addition to Star Trek, his other upcoming films include:
Weapon (TBA 2008)
In this action flick, a genetically-engineered super-soldier (played by Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champ Rich Franklin) is apprehended by a US border patrol agent (Beverly Hills, 90210‘s Tiffani Thiessen). Greenwood plays the soldier’s creator, who starts hunting down his creation and the agent.
Bolt (November 26)
Computer-animated Disney film about a German Shepherd named Bolt (voiced by John Travolta) who, as the star of his own action TV series, believes he has superpowers. The adventure begins when Bolt is accidentally shipped from his cozy film studio in Hollywood to the chaotic New York City. It is currently unknown what character Greenwood voices.
Poster for Disney’s "Bolt" fearing Bruce Greenwood
Clifton Collins, Jr. (General Ayel)
Sunshine Cleaning (premiered at Sundance January 18th)
A comedy about a mother who starts a biohazard removal/crime-scene clean-up service with her unmotivated, unreliable sister in a desperate bid to raise money to send the mother’s son to private school. Collins plays a guy named Wilson.
The Perfect Game (Spring 2008)
Collins stars as a former Major League Baseball player who returns to Mexico and begins coaching of little league team comprised of poor Mexican children, leading them to win a perfect game in the Little League World Series. Star Trek: Voyager guest star Bruce McGill (Braxton in "Relativity") co-stars in this drama based on a true story. For more, see the official site — which includes quite possibly the world’s longest teaser trailer.
The Horsemen (May 9, 2008)
In this thriller, Dennis Quaid stars as a recently-widowed detective who discovers a connection between himself and the suspects in a series of bizarre killings which have something to do with the Biblical Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Collins has a supporting role as a guy named Stingray.
Still Waters (TBA 2008)
In this thriller, Collins plays a mysterious stranger who comes into the lives of a married couple and puts their marriage — and their lives — in jeopardy.
Poster for "The Perfect Game" featuring Clifton Collins Jr.
Ben Cross (Sarek)
War, Inc.. (July 10)
In this John & Joan Cusack action comedy War, Inc., a hot sauce-drinking hit man assigned by a private corporation to kill the CEOs of their competitors. He ends up falling for a reporter, played by Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny, What Women Want). Nothing is known about Cross’ role in the film. The film was supposed to premiere at Sundance, but the festival didn’t pick it up.
Hero Wanted (TBA 2008)
This action film stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., as the victim of a staged bank robbery gone bad who kills the man that double-crossed him… only to find himself on the run from the dead guy’s associates, who want retaliation. The only thing known about Cross’ character is that his name is Cosmo Jackson.
Trailer for “Hero Wanted” featuring Ben Cross
Winona Ryder (Amanda Grayson)
The Last Word (premiered at Sundance January 19th)
An independent dark comedy written and directed by Geoffrey Haley (a camera operator on shows like Heroes and Dexter), this film tells the story of a guy (played by American Beauty‘s Wes Bentley) who makes his living writing people’s suicide notes. Everything goes topsy-turvy when he becomes involved with Ryder’s character, the sister of one of his recently-deceased clients. Talk about awkward. See the film’s entry at the Sundance Website for more.
The Informers (TBA 2008)
Ryder stars with the likes of Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, “Superman” Brandon Routh and the recently-deceased Brad Renfro in this drama based on the book by American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis. Set in 1980s Los Angeles, the film is a collection of seven stories that all connect with one another, dealing with such "morally-challenged characters" as a movie executive, rock stars, and yes, even a vampire. Ryder plays a wannabe newscaster who is engaged to Thornton’s character who is still engaged to Basinger’s character who… you know what, it’s too complicated to go into. Just go see the movie when it opens.
Poster for "The Informers" featuring Winona Ryder
Chris Hemsworth (George Kirk, Sr.)
The Root of All Evil (TBA 2008)
Hemsworth’s first Hollywood film is a psychological thriller which examines the ugly truths of human nature. And that’s about all that’s known of the plot. Hemsworth plays someone named Sam Phelan.
Jennifer Morrison (Winona Kirk)
Big Stan (April 25)
Morrison plays the female lead and love interest in this comedy about a nebbish con man (played by Rob Schneider, who also directs) who is sentenced to serve time in prison. He seeks kung fu training Kill Bill‘s David Carradine, hoping to defend himself from being violated in the big house. He uses his new-found skills to command respect in the joint and bring peace to the prison yard, but a corrupt warden (Scott Wilson) has other plans.
Poster for "Big Stan" featuring Jennifer Morrison
Rachel Nichols (Orion)
Nichols can currently be seen in Charlie Wilson’s War, opposite Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. In addition to Star Trek, the other film she has coming out this year is:
For Sale by Owner (TBA 2008)
This supernatural mystery-thriller involves an architect (played by Scott Cooper, the film’s writer) who discovers "the secret to one of America’s most haunting mysteries" while restoring the home of John Smith of Jamestown. Or something like that. Nichols plays a character named Anna Farrier, who appears to be the female lead. Also starring in the film is Joanna Cassidy, who played T’Pol’s mother on Star Trek: Enterprise. See for more.
Poster for "For Sale By Owner" featuring Rachel Nichols
Tyler Perry (Head of Starfleet Academy)
Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (March 21)
Perry brings yet another one of his successful plays to the big screen, and also reprises his famous role of Madea. Angela Bassett stars as a recently laid off single mother who takes her family to Georgia to attend the funeral of the father she never met, hoping to receive some monetary assistance. But nothing could have prepared her for her father’s crass, fun-loving family, the Browns. Perry also plays the role of Uncle Joe in the film. See IMDb for more; the official site can be found here.
Trailer for Beet the Browns” featuring Tyler Perry
2008 movies from the new Trek ‘crew’
Check out Part 1 of our 2008 preview for movies from the new Trek Crew (Chris Pine, Karl Urban, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Zoe Saldana, and Simon Pegg)