Thursday, February 24, 2022

Chris Pine to Star in and Make Directorial Debut on POOLMAN

Chris Pine to Star in and Make Directorial Debut on POOLMAN
"Star Trek" star is set to make his feature directorial debut with the mystery/comedy "Poolman". The project, which has been described as "Big Lebowski meets LA film noir with a healthy splash of La La Land", will reunite Pine with "Wonder Woman" helmer Patty Jenkins, who is on board to produce the film. Pine co-wrote the script with Ian Gotler, who is a partner at Pine's production banner Barry Linen Motion Pictures.

Pine will also star as Darren Barrenman, a hapless dreamer and would-be philosopher who spends his days looking after the pool of the Tahitian Tiki apartment block in sunny Los Angeles and crashing city council meetings with his neighbors Jack (Danny DeVito) and Diane (Annette Bening). When Barrenman uncovers the greatest water heist in LA history since Chinatown he makes uneasy alliances with a beautiful and connected femme fatale while following every lead he can with corrupt city officials, burned out Hollywood types, and mysterious benefactors – all in the name of protecting his precious Los Angeles. Lots of fun cameos are to be expected.

Production is expected to begin June 2022 in Los Angeles. Stuart Ford and Linda McDonough will executive produce. The film will be presented to buyers this week at the EFM. "Poolman" has yet to set a release date.

Pine can next be seen in the thriller "The Contractor" with Kiefer Sutherland and Ben Foster, "Violence of Action", "Don't Worry Darling" and the film adaptation of "Dungeons and Dragons", which has recently wrapped filming and will debut in 2023. Also, he is attached to reprise the role of Captain Kirk in an untitled "Star Trek" sequel in 2023.


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