“Star Trek: Nemesis,” the 10th installment in the sci-fi film franchise, has landed a beastly new villain, with Ron Perlman signing on to play the Romulan Viceroy, Variety reports.


HOLLYWOOD, California (Reuters) — “Star Trek: Nemesis,” the 10th installment in the sci-fi film franchise, has landed a beastly new villain, with Ron Perlman signing on to play the Romulan Viceroy, Variety reports.

Perlman, best known for his TV work on “Beauty and the Beast,” also recently appeared in the recent WWII movie “Enemy at the Gates.”

Perlman joins the reunion cast of TV’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” including Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes, in their fourth film. It is scheduled for a November 2002 release via Paramount Pictures.

In the film, the crew of the Enterprise is diverted to the planet Romulus when the longtime Federation foes signal they are willing to begin peace negotiations. Once Picard and the gang arrive, they uncover a threat to Earth.

“Nemesis” is produced by Rick Berman and directed by Stuart Baird (“Executive Decision”). John Logan (“Gladiator”) and Berman penned the script.