Monday, July 18, 2016

Even Hollywood stars were impressed by Jeff Bezos' entourage when he came to film a cameo in the new Star Trek movie

Jeff Bezos loves Star Trek, and space in general, and now he's finally become a member of Starfleet.
Bezos has a cameo in the third installment of the Star Trek reboot, "Star Trek Beyond," the AP reports. He plays an alien who is also a "Starfleet Official," according to his IMDB page. This is Bezos' second acting credit — he also appeared as a security guard in a short film called "Tooth Fairy."
So what was Bezos like on set?
"He was awesome," said director Justin Lin. "It was like a president was visiting, you know? He had a big entourage! But it didn't matter because he was so into it. He had to wait around all day because it was one day we were shooting, like, three different scenes and, it was also credit to Jeff because ... he just nailed it every time."
Just to be clear, Bezos only appears in a "single tracking shot," according to the AP.

Even Hollywood superstar actors found his entourage to be intense. "I was there for the bit with his, like, nine bodyguards and three limos. It was really intense," Chris Pine said.  "I had no idea who he was. Not a clue. But he was obviously very important."

Paramount announces 4th 'Star Trek' film, Hemsworth return

Jul. 18, 2016 2:43 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Paramount Pictures has announced a fourth "Star Trek" film with Chris Hemsworth returning to the rebooted franchise.
The studio said Monday the next chapter in the sci-fi saga will focus on Chris Pine's Captain Kirk crossing paths with the father he never met. Hemsworth, who appeared in the 2009 "Star Trek," will reprise his role as Kirk's father, George Kirk.
No title or release date was announced.
The third film the series, "Star Trek Beyond," hits theaters Friday. In that film, "Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin takes over for J.J. Abrams. No director was announced for the next "Star Trek" sequel.

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