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Simon Pegg Lands Role in 'Star Trek' Movie

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Oct 12, 2007 | 7:46am EDT

Hot Fuzz star Simon Pegg is set to play Scotty in the new Star Trek movie.

The British funnyman, 37, has landed the role of the chief Starship Enterprise engineer, played originally by James Doohan in the classic TV series.

The film, directed by Lost creator J.J. Abrams, focuses on the early lives of Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock.

Star Trek's 11th big-screen outing also stars Hollywood actors Eric BanaZachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. Actor Chris Pine is reportedly in talks to play the young Captain Kirk.

Filming is due to start next month.

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