Star Trek's Chris Pine To Join Patrick Wilson In Joe Carnahan's Action Comedy Stretch
Prior to his big breakout playing Captain James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, one of Chris Pine's earlier roles was playing a psychopath assassin aiming to kill Jeremy Piven in Joe Carnahan's Smokin Aces. Pine's career has obviously grown considerably in the time since, with multiple starring roles and yet another franchise growing with the forthcoming Jack Ryan, but now Pine is doing a bit of looking backwards, and part of that is reteaming with Carnahan.
According to The Wrap, the star and the director are set to reunite on Stretch, a new comedic thriller that is already set to star Patrick Wilson. In the movie Wilson will star as a limo driver (hence the name) who has the unfortunate responsibility of driving around a mysterious billionaire "who drags him to hell and back." While our guts tell us that Pine will play the strange passenger, apparently his role is being kept a secret for now.
Growing mega-prducer Jason Blum is producing the film through his Blumhouse banner and the project is being sold to international markets at the Cannes Film Festival. Production is scheduled to begin later this year, which means that it's likely Carnahan's next project (he is also attached to direct the action flick Continue, an adaptation of Undying Love, and the crime thriller Sugar Bandits).
Later this week Pine will be back in U.S. theaters as Captain Kirk, with Star Trek Into Darkness arriving on Friday, and Kenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan is scheduled for release on Christmas Day.
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