Benedict Wong plays Navigation Officer Trey. “I saw Benedict in Dirty Pretty Things and he is a terrific young actor,” says Boyle.
“I found the script really exciting and the story very plausible, so it was something I immediately wanted to be involved in,” Wong explains. “Trey’s back story is that he was a child prodigy. As a petulant teenager he created a computer virus that destabilized one sixth of the world’s computers. This brings him to the attention of the authorities who recognize his genius and decide to put it to good use by grooming him for the space program. His job on Icarus II is to navigate the ship towards the Sun safely, but he makes this huge error which makes him feel responsible for letting down the team.”