Some of the biggest Star Trek stars are landing new big jobs in Hollywood, including Patrick Stewart, Zachary Quinto, and John Cho.
Stewart to play a Bosley in Charlie’s Angels movie
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sir Patrick Stewart is in final negotiations to join the latest movie reboot of Charlie’s Angels, the campy private detective series from the ’70s and ’80s. Stewart would play Bosley, who in the original series and previous reboots had acted as the face of the detective agency on behalf of the heard-but-never-seen Charlie. According to THR, the film is being directed by actress Elizabeth Banks, who is also playing a Bosley, which means the film has multiple Bosley characters. The new film has the Townsend Agency as “a security and intelligence service that has teams around the world” with the focus on “one of those teams and the next generation of Angels.”
John Bosley was portrayed by David Doyle in all five seasons of the original series. Bill Murray took on the role for the 2000 Charlie’s Angels film in 2000, and Bernie Mac played John’s brother Jimmy Bosley in the sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. John Bosley was portrayed by Ramón Rodríguez in the short-lived 2011 television reboot.
The Charlie’s Angels film is planned for a September 2019 release, so production is likely to be starting fairly soon. Of course, Patrick Stewart is also set to return to his Star Trek: The Next Generation role of Jean-Luc Picard for a new Star Trek series on CBS All Access, but with the writers’ room just a few weeks old, production is still months away. Stewart will next be seen playing Merlin in The Kid Who Would Be King, which comes out next March.
Quinto to star in NOS4A2
AMC has announced that the Kelvin-universe Spock, Zachary Quinto, will take on the lead role in their new supernatural drama NOS4A2, which is based on the bestselling novel of the same name. As reported by TVLine, Quinto will star as Manx, “the seductive adversary who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland — an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law.”
This, of course, isn’t Quinto’s first time in the genre on the small screen. Before landing the job as the new Spock for Star Trek, Quinto played the villainous Sylar in four seasons of the NBC show Heroes. Quinto also portrayed two different characters in the first two seasons of FX’s American Horror Story.
NOS4A2 began production recently on a 10-episode season, which is set to premiere in 2019. Assuming a regular pace for the AMC production, that would still leave Quinto available for Star Trek 4 if the project goes ahead with production starting in early 2019.
John Cho filming movie in Taiwan for Netflix
Another Star Trek actor in demand these days is John Cho, who is being called the number one Asian actor in Hollywood. His latest film Searching is in theaters now and has garnered excellent buzz with a 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Cho recently wrapped on the horror movie Grudge and is already back at work.
Late last month, THR reported that Cho was tapped to star in the multi-generational film Tigertail, written and directed by Alan Yang (Master of None). Production on the Netflix film has already started in New York and Taiwan. As with Quinto, it is likely production would wrap on this project in time for Star Trek 4, if that goes into production in early 2019.
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