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Star Trek Sequel Beams Up Alice Eve

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13:  Actress Alice Eve attends the 2011 Hollywood Style Awards at Smashbox West Hollywood on November 13, 2011 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

J.J. Abrams is making room in his Star Trek sequel for some sorely needed female characters: Variety reports that Alice Eve (She's Out of My League) is working toward a deal to play a significant new role in the movie, though the nature of the part is still under wraps. That shroud of secrecy still envelopes Benicio Del Toro's primary villain, a character now described by Variety as "someone familiar to Trekkies." So, Khan, right? It can't be a Tribble or anything ...

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/2011 Getty Images