Simon Pegg Says His Scotty Will Be Like James Doohan's

** FILE ** British actor Simon Pegg arrives for the Empire Film Awards at the Grosvenor House hotel in London, in this , March 9, 2008, file photo. Pegg won't be beaming up any differences for his take on Scotty in the upcoming "Star Trek" film. "I am playing Scotty, but James Doohan is Scotty," Pegg said Monday night. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, file)
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Los Angeles (AP) It doesn't sound like James Doohan will be rolling over in his grave when Simon Pegg plays Scotty in the new “Star Trek” movie.

Pegg says he approached the role like Doohan did, as “a bit of a brawler.” The new movie focuses on the characters when they were younger. If it's a hit, pegg is signed up to star in two more of them.