Trade Breaks: Trek, Sea, Carter

“Eleven sound stages on the Paramount lot are being utilised for the 85-day shoot for “Star Trek” beginning in November, two weeks will be spent shooting in Iceland. Meanwhile the British press reports that James McAvoy has indeed been cast as Scotty in JJ Abrams’ upcoming “Star Trek” feature film after long being speculated for the role of the USS Enterprise’s chief engineer..” (full details)

“Barcelona-based production house Mediapro has boarded the Mideast-set drama “Salt of This Sea,” the feature helming debut of shortsmaker Annemarie Jacir, who also penned the script. “Salt” follows a young American woman who travels to the Middle East, falls in love and begins a road trip with her new boyfriend that ends on an Israeli beach…” (full details)

“North American rights to producer-director Jonathan Demme’s docu “Jimmy Carter Man From Plains,” a chronicle of the former president’s recent book tour, have been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics from Participant Prods. “Plains” follows Carter on the tour for his book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” using the trip to shed light on his quest for international peace…” (full details)