Star Trek Beyond: Omaze charity initiative To Boldly Go announced
Idris Elba will play a “kickass role” Star Trek Beyond, which might explain why he’s in the mood to breakdance.
Elba and the returning core of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and John Cho announced a “unique philanthropic initiative” called Star Trek: To Boldly Go on Tuesday with a video and dance party. The Omaze campaign, a partnership with Abrams’ Bad Robot and Paramount Pictures, gives fans a chance to win a walk-on role in the film, and “will support the cast’s personal selection of nine global causes, which will each receive equal portions of the funds raised.” Star Trek: To Boldly Go launched on Tuesday and will run until Sept. 1.
“Omaze is excited to bring this truly once-in-a-lifetime experience to ‘Star Trek’ fans around the world,” said Ryan Cummins, co-Founder and co-CEO of Omaze. “We are proud to give fans the chance to live out their dream experience while simultaneously helping nine great causes. By allowing anyone to enter for just $10, we are seeing the power our community has in making an impact around the world.”
Watch the video above, and check out Elba’s dance moves below. Full details on the campaign can be found at Omaze.com/StarTrek. Star Trek Beyond is out July 8, 2016.