Zachary Quinto Might Star in the Indie Dramedy 'Whirligig'
by Alex Billington
November 12, 2009
Even though its been only six months since Star Trek first hit theaters, THR is making a big deal out of the fact that Zachary Quinto hasn't lined up a single project following that very big role. Of course, he was still on "Heroes," but everyone thinks he needs more cinematic roles. Well, THR is reporting that Quinto is very loosely attached to a romantic dramedy called Whirligig, a Canadian independent film where he'd play a man who, in a misguided attempt to woo an older woman, befriends the woman's adopted son. Shooting is set to start early next year, but they're unsure if everything will work out because Quinto is very selective.
Whirligig is to be directed by Chaz Thorne (Just Buried), based on a screenplay by Michael Amo, creator of the Canadian supernatural series "The Listener," which aired on NBC. It'd be quite interesting, and fun, to see Quinto in a good indie role like this following Star Trek, but then again I'm just as excited to see him return as Spock in the Star Trek sequel, whenever that gets made (hopefully sooner than later). So even if Quinto drops out of Whirligig, I'll still be interested in the project, because for some reason it sounds like it could be quite amusing. We'll keep you updated on both Quinto's attachment and also the project's status.