Young Kirk Cast In “Star Trek”

By Jason

January 30, 2008 Movies No comments

Jimmy Bennett is Young Kirk in Star TrekDirector J.J. Abrams has cast eleven year old (soon to be 12) Jimmy Bennett (Hostage, Daddy Day Care, Firewall, Evan Almighty) as the young James T. Kirk in the new “Star Trek” film.

The casting of a young version of Kirk seems to confirm the rumor that we will, in fact, see different timelines in the upcoming film. One would assume that most of Bennett’s scenes will be with Jennifer Morrisonand Chris Hemsworth who play Kirk’s parents, George and Winona Kirk.

With the casting of Bennett as the Young Kirk and the casting of Marlene Forte as “Chief Transporter” a few days ago it appears as if all the major roles in the film have now been cast.

Major plot details “Star Trek XI” are still being kept under wraps, but it is understood that the movie chronicles the early days of the Enterprise crew. The Paramount Pictures project began shooting in November and is expected to continue until March. Release is scheduled for Christmas Day, 2008.

The Updated Cast List For “Star Trek XI”