‘Kingsman’s Sofia Boutella Cast In ‘Star Trek 3’

Following last month’s news of Idris Elba being in talks to play the Star Trek 3 villain, Deadline is reporting that Algerian actress Sofia Boutella has signed on for a lead role in the film.

Boutella is best known for her role as the femme fatale blades-for-legs assassin Gazalle in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Star Trek 3, directed by Justin Lin and starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Anton Yelchin will hit theaters on July 8, 2016. The film will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the franchise.

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