Shia LaBeouf is an action star who, after two Transformers movies, the fourth Indiana Jones movie and two D.J. Caruso vehicles, people are starting to get sick of. Chris Pine is a rising action star who, after proving he can be more than eye candy in Star Trek, people are ready to see more of.

It's obvious logic, and one that D.J. Caruso himself is taking to heart-- he's cast Chris Pine in The Art of Making Money, a true story drama about a Chicago counterfeiter going by the name of Art Williams. According to Variety the production is being fast-tracked to start early next year, meaning we'll likely see Pine printing his own money before he steps foot back on the Starship Enterprise.

There are probably plenty of reasons that Caruso will be making his first movie without LaBeouf, whether it's that he's sick of the man-child taking up all his screen space or that LaBeouf is busy shooting at imaginary robots with Michael Bay. Caruso had been planning to make an adaptation of Y: The Last Man with LaBeouf, until Shia up and decided in June that he wasn't into it. The Art of Making Money's fast-track means that Y: The Last Man will be delayed further, but this project sounds more feasible, and hey, at least has a star attached.
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