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Actor died amid growing career, including 'Star Trek' role

When Anton Yelchin was killed early Sunday, the 27-year-old actor was preparing to meet friends for rehearsal.

That he was on his way to work was fitting: Yelchin was in the midst of a growing career and was increasingly attracting attention for his scrappy talent, seriousness of purpose and deep passion for film.

Flush with opportunities in both big and small films, the rising actor left behind a number of upcoming films. One was "Porto," a romance set in the Portuguese city by Gabe Klinger.

"The role, I wish people could discover it already, but we talked about it for a year before we rolled cameras," Klinger said in an interview. "He was...