LOS ANGELES — Robocop actor Peter Weller is joining the cast of director J.J. Abrams’ big-screen Star Trek sequel.
An APA talent agency spokesman for Weller said Monday the actor’s role is a principal one in the film, but details were being kept under wraps.
Weller’s sci-fi credentials include the Robocop films and the TV series Odyssey 5. He has guest-starred on shows including Dexter, Fringe and Psych.
The second Star Trek film will include the return of stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.
The film is set for a May 2013 premiere.