Star Trek’s Chris Pine: Benedict Cumberbatch is “fitting in quite nicely”

Chris Pine has said that British stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve have been settling in well on the set of the Star Trek sequel.

The 31-year-old actor, who plays Captain James T Kirk in JJ Abrams’s film reboot of the classic series, took time out of filming the sci-fi blockbuster to attend the premiere of his latest film, This Means War.

And he revealed that filming so far has been “fantastic”, and that his new co-stars are fitting in well.

Pine commented: “They’re getting on great. We have a really good, warm, inclusive group from the first one and I think everybody’s kind of getting the hang of things and fitting in quite nicely.”

After being announced as a cast member in January, Cumberbatch said: “It’s a great job to get, and I’m thrilled.”

He added: “I’m hugely, hugely excited and I’m very, very flattered. I’m very, very excited… I’m just getting my head around the fact that it’s happened. My headline is that I’m over the moon.”

Cumberbatch and Eve are not the only Brits among the cast – Simon Pegg is reprising his role as engineer Scotty, while former Doctor Who actor Noel Clarke is reported to be playing “a family man with a wife and young daughter”.

The film – which is being scripted by Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci – began production in Los Angeles on 15 January 2012 and has a scheduled release date of 17 May 2013.


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