Peter Weller Joins “Star Trek” Sequel

"Robocop" actor returns to sci-fi

"Robocop" actor Peter Weller is joining the cast of director J.J. Abrams' big-screen "Star Trek" sequel.

An APA talent agency spokesman for Weller said Monday the actor's role is a principal one in the film, but details were being kept under wraps.

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Weller's sci-fi credentials include the "Robocop" films and the TV series "Odyssey 5." He has guest-starred on shows including "Dexter," ''Fringe" and "Psych."

His directing credits include "Monk" and the TV movie "Elmore Leonard's Gold Coast."

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The second "Star Trek" film will include the return of stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. The film is set for a May 2013 premiere.

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