Actress Alice Eve is in talks to join the cast of Star Trek 2 for director J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures. The actress doesn't have a deal solidified yet, although it is expected to be finalized very soon. Teresa Palmer and Hayley Atwell also tested for the role.

No details were given regarding who Alice Eve may play, although it is said to be a brand new character in the Star Trek universe. We reported earlier this month that Benicio Del Toro was offered the villain role in this sci-fi sequel. It seems the actor has accepted the offer, although the deal is still pending.

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J.J. Abrams is directing Star Trek 2 from a screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof. Production is scheduled to start January 15.