Chris Pine Set to Star in David Gordon Green's Next Film 'The Line'
After working with Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Jonah Hill and Danny McBride, which actor does David Gordon Green want to feature next? How about Chris Pine. THR reports that Pine, also known as Captain Kirk and Jack Ryan despite the new film flopping, is attached to another project from David Gordon Green. IM Global is funding a film called The Line, a "gritty thriller" with Pine as a patrol agent who finds himself in a downward spiral on the job and at home after he loses his wife and young son. DGG is attached to direct from a script by "The Walking Dead" writer/producer Sang Kyu Kim.
David Gordon Green just finished directing two films in 2013 - Prince Avalanche and Joe, which premiered at Sundance and Toronto, respectively. Aside from directing episodes of "Eastbound & Down", he's still attached to the Suspiria remake and has a project titled Manglehorn in the works. It's conceivable he could film The Line with Pine sometime this year, as he's known to just go off and shoot films quickly, and he'll likely get funding quickly with Pine. The actual plot for The Line is a bit more involved than just an agent in a downward spiral, there's some depth to it. THR explains: He unexpectedly becomes the caretaker of a 10-year-old child who is orphaned after a shootout with a criminal cartel. As he protects the young boy by going on the run, the agent discovers he has enemies on both sides of the law and the border. Of course.
We'll be keeping an eye on the development of this project, and any feature film that David Gordon Green directs. I do think Chris Pine needs something a bit edgier like this in his career. And David Gordon Green did say in my interview last year: "I do like challenging an audience with unlikely casts… It's like putting a twist on people's expectation of this, at that point, pretty boy actor." Let's hope he can do the same for Pine.