Chase Masterson, "Leeta" in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has been cast in a new independent film described as a "film noir" piece with elements of science fiction and science fact. "Yesterday Was a Lie" is a detective thriller that incorporates discussions of quantum mechanics and other reality-bending topics in its mystery tale.
In fact, the movie's lead, Kipleigh Brown, is a Trek alumnus herself. Brown appeared in the Enterprise third-season episode "The Forgotten" as "Jane Taylor," the deceased crew member whom Trip Tucker talks to in a dream.
In "Yesterday" Brown plays "Hoyle," the protagonist who "uncovers a plot to unravel earth-shattering cosmological secrets, smuggled out of 1930s Germany by a Nazi defector," according to the synopsis. Masterson plays a "glamorous lounge singer" who assists Hoyle in the investigation.
Principal photography begins soon. Distribution arrangements are pending. A teaser trailer can be found at the movie's official site, www.YesterdayWasALie.com.
In a blog on the site, Brown praises the addition of Masterson to the cast. "The moment Chase walked through the door and read for us, something almost palpable clicked into place. She has the passion, the heart and the soul so crucial to this project... not to mention the incredible intellect, talent and beauty," she writes.