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Is TV’s SHERLOCK Playing Harry Mudd In J.J. Abrams' Next STAR TREK??

I am – Hercules!!

Deadline Hollywood reports exclusively that the fellow who plays Smaug The Dragon in the "Hobbit” movies will also be a cast member of the next “Star Trek” movie.

Benedict Cumberbatch appears to be everywhere these days. He’s on the big screen in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “War Horse” and he’s on the small screen playing the title role in the BBC’s “Sherlock.”

No word on who Cumberbatch plays.  Is the world ready for a skinny Harry Mudd?

He’s terrific in “Sherlock.” I’ve not seen the movies.

Peter Weller ("Star Trek: Enterprise"), Alice Eve ("She's Out Of My League") and Noel Clarke ("Doctor Who") are also aboard for the next Trek.

Though J.J. Abrams did not end up taking a writing credit on the last “Star Trek” he directed, he is credited alongside Bob Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof on the new one.

The latest adventures of Kirk, Spock and company finally arrive May 2013.

No word on a title, but I have my fingers crossed for "Star Trek XII: The Horta Way."

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