29-year old actress Zoe Saldana (Pirates of the Caribbean; Guess Who?) has been cast as Lieutenant Uhura in the new Star Trek movie hitting theaters in 2008.
Saldana, will play the character made famous by original Star Trek cast member Nichelle Nichols. Nichols made history in the original series by being involved in the first ever interracial kiss shown on network television in the US.
Saldana joins the new cast which also includes Anton Yelchin (Alpha Dog; Charlie Bartlett), Zachary Quinto (NBC’s Heroes), and the original