Hemsworth, Collins join ‘Star Trek’

Actors on board for J.J. Abrams feature

Chris Hemsworth and Clifton Collins Jr. have joined the cast of Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek.”

Hemsworth will play Captain Kirk’s father, George Kirk. Collins will play Ayel, the cohort and general to Nero, played by Eric Bana.

The duo joins the previously cast Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Bana and Winona Ryder.

Lensing began last week.

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci wrote the script about the Starfleet Academy days of the crew of the Starship Enterprise.

Hemsworth just wrapped the indie feature “The Cache,” opposite Sean Bean.

Collins’ credits include the upcoming indie features “The Perfect Game,” “Horsemen,” “Sunshine Cleaning” and “Still Waters.” He just booked a supporting role in Relativity Media’s “Brothers,” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire.

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