William Shatner is wooing director JJ Abrams to try and get a role in his new 'Star Wars' film.

The actor - famous for playing Captain James T Kirk in the 'Star Trek' TV series and original films - was upset that JJ did not give him a role in his big screen 'Star Trek' reboot, the latest of which, 'Star Trek Into Darkness', is out this summer.

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But William is hoping to get on board for 'Star Wars Episode VII'.

He joked to MovieFanatic.com: "JJ is being a pig. He's collecting the two franchises and holding them close to his vest. He's probably the most talented director of that ilk but he's gone too far this time."

William added: "I think of JJ as a buddy of mine. I've taken him out for sushi. It's time for us to have another sushi and me to put him straight about two of the largest franchises and how not employing me in either one of them is foolhardy."

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