Ooh. This is not going to go down well. Sofia Boutella, who played the female fatale assassin in Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service“, is coming after the U.S.S. Enterprise crew in the 3rd instalment of J.J. Abrams’ rebooted “Star Trek” franchise.

According to Empire Online, the Algerian actress has signed on for a mysterious lead role in “Star Trek 3”.

Sofia Boutella 2015 - 1


Boutella is best known as the Nike Girl from Nike Women advertising campaigns. She recently rose to international fame for portraying Gazalle, a henchwoman with bladed prosthetic legs in “Kingsman: The Secret Service”.

No details regarding her role in the 3rd “Star Trek” film were announced yet, but she will star alongside Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Zoe Saldana. She will be seen next in  “Monsters: Dark Continent”, “Jet Trash”, and “Tiger Raid”.

Idris Elba, who is best known for playing Heimdall in “Thor“, is also being eyed to play a villain.

Sofia Boutella in Kingsman
Image source: Screen Relish

The first 2 films of the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise were directed by J.J Abrams and co-written by Roberto Orci. However, Abrams is attached to direct “Star Wars: The Force Awaken“. He will only serve as the producer of the 3rd film alongside Orci, Abrams, Bryan Burke, and Skydance’s David Ellison.

4-time “Fast & Furious” director Justin Lin came aboard to helm the project based on a screenplay written by Simon “Scotty” Pegg and Doug Jung.

The production is set to begin this June before its release on 8th July 2016.

(Source: Empire Online/ Featured image: Zimbio)

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