NO WAY! Simon Pegg is Scotty in Star Trek!!
I hate to keep bringing up person-by-person casting on J.J. Abrams' Star Trek XI due out next year, but this time it's a must. Yesterday, Captain Kirk and the film's villain were cast, and today we add another big one. Simon Pegg will star as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott!! I just can't believe it, but Variety has confirmed it! The same Simon Pegg who starred in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz will now become Scotty on the USS Enterprise.
Today isn't April Fool's Day is it? I'm still blown away, I would have thought out of everyone, Simon Pegg would be the last one to show up in Star Trek. Not that he can't handle the role and do a fantastic job, but his name never ever crossed my mind! I must proclaim that I believe Simon Pegg as Scotty will be one of the greatest additions to the movie.
You can read up on all the latest details about the film and the remainder of the casting at yesterday's article. Penned by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (who also wrote Transformers), the story chronicles the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members during their time at Starfleet Academy. Star Trek starts filming this November for a May 8th, 2009 release.