Noel Clarke joins Star Trek sequel

Noel Clarke (Doctor Who) joins the cast of 'Star Trek'

Noel Clarke (Doctor Who) joins the cast of 'Star Trek'Sci-fi fans will already know him as Mickey Smith from BBC’s Doctor Who, but actor, writer and director Noel Clarke is joining the cast of J.J. Abrams as-yet-untitled Star Trek sequel, reports Variety.

The trade mag says “While the details of Clarke’s role are being kept under wraps, he will play a family man with a wife and young daughter”.

Clarke is also known for writing and starring in the acclaimed Kidulthood in his native UK, and directed its sequel Adulthood.

With Men in Black III‘s latest addition Alice Eve joining the cast last year, and Robocop‘s Peter Weller now on board, this is shaping up to be a fanboy’s wet dream.

Very few details have been released about the notorious secretive Abrams’ follow-up to his first hit, but Roberto Orci and co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof are currently working on at least the third draft of the film.

The sequel will begin shooting in January 2012 and is set for a release in 3D 17 May 2013 from Paramount.