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Spock to star as Gershwin for Spielberg?

02.01.2010

Last week Zachary Quinto told reporters at an event for an upcoming STAR TREK video game that he's "stepping away from STAR TREK for at least two years." That would seem to conflict with Paramount's plans to mount a TREK sequel tout de suite. So what does Quinto plan to do with his time (especially as "Heroes" inches closer and closer to cancellation)? Turns out he's going from JJ Abrams to Steven Spielberg.

Deadline is reporting that Quinto is set to star in Spielberg's in-development biopic on legendary composer George Gershwin. Doug Wright (QUILLS) wrote the script based on the life of the early 20th century composer of such classics as "Rhapsody in Blue." Quinto is reportedly already working with dialogue coaches to get Gershwin's New York-by-Russia accent down. It's unclear at this point if Spielberg will definitely direct the film but he's working closely with the film and should he decide to make a go of it, filming could begin as soon as April.

So maybe this is all the time Quinto needs away from STAR TREK? And didn't JJ Abrams want to direct a smaller film before work on TREK 2? Something to keep an eye on at the very least.

Extra Tidbit: One of the very best uses of "Rhapsody in Blue"
Source: Deadline

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7:26PM on 02/01/2010
Damn, this is just about the most solid move this guy could make for his career right now. I'll be psyched if he pulls it off.
Damn, this is just about the most solid move this guy could make for his career right now. I'll be psyched if he pulls it off.
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12:28PM on 02/01/2010
I'm glad Quinto is becoming such an in demand actor. He was the best thing to ever come out of Heroes, and Sylar is one of the best television villains I've ever seen.

And yeah, I gave up on Heroes in the middle of season three. Shame.
I'm glad Quinto is becoming such an in demand actor. He was the best thing to ever come out of Heroes, and Sylar is one of the best television villains I've ever seen.

And yeah, I gave up on Heroes in the middle of season three. Shame.
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3:41PM on 02/01/2010
I agree, Quinto rocks, but Im still on top of Heroes, but yes, it does suck now lol but Quinto/Sylar is still great
I agree, Quinto rocks, but Im still on top of Heroes, but yes, it does suck now lol but Quinto/Sylar is still great
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12:06PM on 02/01/2010
I'd love to see Quinto in normal role though.
I'd love to see Quinto in normal role though.
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11:23AM on 02/01/2010

Quinto will be Spock in Star Trek 2

here's what he said:
“Obviously I will be a part of any upcoming films… reprising my role as Spock. What I meant was that in the meantime I won’t be making any public appearances related to the franchise – or doing any more auxiliary projects pertaining to the Trek universe. I will be focusing my efforts on other projects and preparing to shoot the next film – which will be released in June of 2012… two years from now. Hence the no Trek for two years remark. Worry not Trekkers. It was a
here's what he said:
“Obviously I will be a part of any upcoming films… reprising my role as Spock. What I meant was that in the meantime I won’t be making any public appearances related to the franchise – or doing any more auxiliary projects pertaining to the Trek universe. I will be focusing my efforts on other projects and preparing to shoot the next film – which will be released in June of 2012… two years from now. Hence the no Trek for two years remark. Worry not Trekkers. It was a misunderstanding of context.”

on this news, good for him! hes a really good actor...
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3:42PM on 02/01/2010
of course he'll be Spock again in Star Trek XII
of course he'll be Spock again in Star Trek XII
10:38AM on 02/01/2010
Gershwin was a brilliant composer:
[link]
watch that shit, its incredible
Gershwin was a brilliant composer:
[link]
watch that shit, its incredible
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10:27AM on 02/01/2010
Gershwin was a brilliant composer:
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watch that shit, its incredible
Gershwin was a brilliant composer:
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watch that shit, its incredible
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10:26AM on 02/01/2010
This is very good news. Good for spock.
This is very good news. Good for spock.
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10:20AM on 02/01/2010

this wont help the rumors

about Quinto, but he is a good actor, and imo the only reason i even plan to watch this season of Heroes eventually.
about Quinto, but he is a good actor, and imo the only reason i even plan to watch this season of Heroes eventually.
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10:18AM on 02/01/2010
Spielberg should do this. I know next to nothing about Gershwin, but I'm still not sure Tony Kushner has a Lincoln script completed, and it would be nice to see Spielberg back out directing something besides TIntin (which I know next to nothing about). And hey, the man knows how to make non-fiction/bio-pics like nobody's business.
Spielberg should do this. I know next to nothing about Gershwin, but I'm still not sure Tony Kushner has a Lincoln script completed, and it would be nice to see Spielberg back out directing something besides TIntin (which I know next to nothing about). And hey, the man knows how to make non-fiction/bio-pics like nobody's business.
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3:45PM on 02/01/2010
I grew up with TinTin in Frecnh, and loved the animated series, and the live action movie, I just don't get why there needs to be ANOTHER TinTin movie?

Extra Tidbit -= Snowy, Tintin's dog is called Milou in French (but I probably spelled it wrong)
I grew up with TinTin in Frecnh, and loved the animated series, and the live action movie, I just don't get why there needs to be ANOTHER TinTin movie?

Extra Tidbit -= Snowy, Tintin's dog is called Milou in French (but I probably spelled it wrong)
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