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Spock is stretching as no 'Heroes' actor has stretched before ... in a new turn for someone who specializes in aloof and dangerous roles.

Zachary Quinto -- he of the spiky ears of J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' -- looks to have lined up his first post-'Star Trek' project, a carefully considered decision after a summer blockbuster that poised the 32-year-old TV actor for a successful film career. Quinto is "loosely attached" to star in the Canadian indie romantic drama-comedy 'Whirligig,' according to a story in The Hollywood Reporter.
Spock is stretching as no 'Heroes' actor has stretched before ... in a new turn for someone who specializes in aloof and dangerous roles.

Zachary Quinto -- he of the spiky ears of J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' -- looks to have lined up his first post-'Star Trek' project, a carefully considered decision after a summer blockbuster that poised the 32-year-old TV actor for a successful film career. Quinto is "loosely attached" to star in the Canadian indie romantic drama-comedy 'Whirligig,' according to a story in The Hollywood Reporter.

Quinto would play the lead role in 'Whirligig,' aiming to shoot early next year, as a man who, in a misguided attempt to woo an older woman, befriends the woman's adopted son. It will be interesting to see if Quinto can flex his romantic muscles.

Quinto, who is now done with his role as creepy killer Sylar on 'Heroes,' has also appeared in two Web-only short films, 'Boutonniere' and 'Hostage: A Love Story,' in 2009. He is also slated to reprise Spock in the upcoming 'Star Trek' sequel.

Canadian director Chaz Thorne will helm 'Whirligig,' which is based on a screenplay by Michael Amo, creator of the NBC supernatural series 'The Listener.' ('Heroes' is also an NBC supernatural show.) Thorne, Amo and David MacLeod are producing.