Cannes 2011: Coming-of-age tale for Chris Pine?
As his star has risen in the last few years, Chris Pine has become known primarily for action roles – his reprisal of the Capt. Kirk character in “Star Trek” in 2009 or as the upstart train man to Denzel Washington’s veteran rail rat in “Unstoppable.”
But those who have sensed that Pine has more serious acting chops could get a chance to see them in a new drama.
The actor is in talks to star in a new movie called “Mud,” a coming-of-age story that will be written and directed by emerging Cannes director Jeff Nichols and produced by “Memento’s” Aaron Ryder, according to a source close to the project who asked not to be identified because talks were ongoing.
In an interview Sunday, Ryder declined to comment on the status of the Pine talks. But he did confirm the project and described it as in the vein of “Stand by Me,” essentially a drama about figuring out one’s place in the world.