Idris Elba has confirmed he will be starring in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond after appearing in a behind the scenes video for a new fan competition where he showed off his breakdancing skills. Launched today, the 'Star Trek: To Boldly Go' competition offers fans the opportunity to win a walk-on role in the movie, with all funds raised going towards nine different charities.

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Elba appears alongside returning Star Trek cast members Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban in the video, which was filmed onboard the Starship Enterprise. At the end of the clip Elba shows off his dancing skills as he busts a few moves in front of his new co-stars.

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Fans can enter the competition by making a donation of as little as $10 with all money raised going towards nine global causes selected by the film’s actors. The competition has been launched in partnership with Omaze and is described as a ‘truly once-in-a-lifetime experience’ for fans of the sci-fi franchise.

“We are proud to give fans the chance to live out their dream experience while simultaneously helping nine great causes,” said Ryan Cummins, Co-Founder and Co-CEO. "By allowing anyone to enter for just $10, we are seeing the power our community has in making an impact around the world.”

Fans who donate set amounts larger than $10 will also be eligible to receive limited edition Star Trek rewards including t-shirts, posters, a cast-autographed red shirt, an advanced private screening of Star Trek Beyond and a replica Captain’s chair.

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In addition to the main winner a name will also be chose each week to form the 'To Boldly Go Crew', who will be granted a visit to the film’s set where they can hang out with the cast and watch scenes being filmed. Entry for the competition closes on September 1st. Star Trek Beyond is scheduled to hit cinemas on 8 July 2016.

Watch the Star Trek: To Boldly Go launch video here: