January 3, 2008 / 8:19 AM / 10 years ago

Perry's latest enterprise - "Trek" trainer

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<p>Tyler Perry poses at the premiere of "Why Did I Get Married?" in Hollywood, California October 4, 2007. Perry will head the Starfleet Academy in the "Star Trek" feature that has been shooting since November.Fred Prouser</p>

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Madea" filmmaker Tyler Perry will head the Starfleet Academy in the "Star Trek" feature that has been shooting since November.

Perry joins an ensemble that includes Chris Pine (Capt. Kirk), Karl Urban (Bones), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Anton Yelchin (Chekov), John Cho (Sulu), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Bruce Greenwood (Capt. Pike), and Simon Pegg (Scotty).

J.J. Abrams is directing the Paramount project.

Perry most recently wrote, directed, co-produced and co-starred in "Why Did I Get Married?" His multi-hyphenate film credits include "Daddy's Little Girls," "Madea's Family Reunion" and "Diary of a Mad Black Woman."

His next project is "Meet the Browns," which he also wrote, produced and is directing.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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