Chris Pine Joins the Cast of Tony Scott's Unstoppable Movie
by Alex Billington
June 4, 2009
Hot off of his performance as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, actor Chris Pine has next been cast in Unstoppable, the Tony Scott directed runaway train movie. Denzel Washington was already cast as the lead and will play an experienced train engineer who is about to be laid off as part of company cutbacks. Pine will play the "newbie" conductor hired to replace him. The two find themselves in a race against time to stop an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying enough combustible liquids and poisonous gas to wipe out a nearby city. The script was written by Mark Bomback of Live Free or Die Hard previously.
Unfortunately, this probably means that Pine won't be getting the rumored Green Lantern role, which was already debunked previously when we heard that Bradley Cooper was the top choice. I would've much rather preferred to see Pine join this as the villain, but as a young, probably cocky, hotshot replacement engineer, I'm sure he'll do just fine. Although, every time I read about Unstoppable, I get the feeling there is some sort of hidden villainous plot they've worked into the script. And maybe Pine will be the villain behind it all int he end anyway? We'll find out in due time. For now, Tony Scott has lined up a pretty sharp looking cast.