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Re-shoots are standard operating procedure for all tent-pole movies in this day and age. It’s a chance for the cast & crew to get back together to fill in the minor cracks the film may have after editing has produced a rough cut. What is rare is adding an important, new character to the film…

But that is exactly what STAR TREK BEYOND has done!

Deadline has revealed that Shohreh Aghdashloo has joined the cast as the President of the United Federation of Planets.

Aghdashloo is no stranger to science fiction after playing Dr. Kavita Rao in X-MEN: THE LAST STAND and did a great job of yelling the name “Behrooz” in the fourth season of 24.

Here she is:

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She is a terrific choice to play the leader of the Federation. She has plenty of charm and gravitas and should acquit herself quite well in the distant future.

Here’s the teaser trailer for STAR TREK BEYOND:

I’d say we’re due for a new trailer, don’t you think?

STAR TREK BEYOND boldly opens on July 22!

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