Raid Actor Joins “Star Trek Beyond”

Indonesian actor and martial artist Joe Taslim (“The Raid”) has joined the cast of Justin Lin’s “Star Trek Beyond”.

The third film in the rebooted “Star Trek” film franchise, Taslim’s role is said to be a key part playing opposite the film’s main villain Idris Elba. It’s a familiar position for Taslim who was in the same position opposite Luke Evans in the Lin-directed “Fast and Furious 6”.

Currently in production in Vancouver, the film sees the return of main cast members Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban and John Cho alongside first timer Sofia Boutella.

The film is set to get a July 8th 2016 release date.

Source: Heat Vision