‘A Beautiful Dream’ star is set to star in ‘Sci-Fi: The Search for Spock’
Actor John Rhys-Davies has signed on to star as Spock in sci-fi action film “Sci Fi: The Last Emperor,” starring Matt Damon, Ridley Scott and Zoe Saldana, Variety has learned.
The film, which will hit theaters on June 17, will be based on the comic book series by Mark Waid and Alan Dean Foster.
Rhys, who is best known for his role as Dany IV in the “Game of Thrones” TV series, is the first black actor to appear in the movie.
The actor, who will also be playing Vulcan in the film, has a history of supporting social justice causes.
He previously appeared as the father of the character in the upcoming animated film “Lonely Hearts.”
Rhys and Damon will star as the two leading characters of the story.
The movie is set in the future, and the cast will be made up of people who were never given a chance to play the role of the original Vulcan.
It’s unclear whether or not Rhys will be cast as Spock, but his involvement in the project would be significant for his family and friends.
Rhies is also set to appear alongside Scott in “The Martian,” which opens this week.
Scott will direct the film.
Damon and Saldanas are reprising their roles in the sci-fiest movie since “Jurassic Park.”
They are set to reprise their roles from “The Last Emperor” in “Saving Mr. Banks” on June 18.