A source revealed that Star Trek bosses believe that the Oscar winner is perfect for the part, and are trying to woo him over.
"They think Russell is ideal to play the bad guy. They want him to zoom through that black hole as the dude in the black hat," The Mirror quoted the source, as saying.
he 11th movie in the series is due to begin filming later this autumn under the watchful eye of Lost producer JJ Abrams who will be helming the sci-fi flick.
The movie is scheduled to hit the big screen in December next year.