The actor, widely known for his role as Mickey Smith in Doctor Who, will star in the second instalment of JJ Abrams Star Trek reboot, which is due to be released next year.
Additional cast members of the sci-fi film include Simon Pegg, who appeared in the 2005 Doctor Who episode The Long Game.
It has also been confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch, who is currently starring in Steven Moffat's Sherlock, will play a villain in Star Trek 2.
The movie is scheduled for release on 13th May 2013.
(Source: BBC News)