JJ Abrams won’t recast Anton Yelchin’s Star Trek role

JJ Abrams won’t recast Anton Yelchin’s Star Trek role

JJ Abrams, who directed the first two films in the rebooted Star Trek franchise and serves as producer on Star Trek Beyond, has said there are no plans to recast the role of Chekov following the death of actor Anton Yelchin. Yelchin died in freak accident last month aged 27 after being run over by his own car. The Russian actor shot to stardom with several blockbuster films in recent years – including crime thriller Alpha Dog…

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Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin dies in freak accident

Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin dies in freak accident

Anton Yelchin, who played Ensign Pavel Chekov in the recently rebooted Star Trek films, has died in freak accident aged 27 after being run over by his own car. The Russian actor had risen to stardom with several blockbuster films in recent years – including crime thriller Alpha Dog and the teen comedy Charlie Bartlett – and has a starring role in Star Trek Beyond, which is due to hit cinemas next month. Publicist Jennifer Allen confirmed Yelchin was…

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