Since Chris Pine’s breakout performance in the 2009 Star Trek movie, his name gets floated on a lot of Hollywood projects, and there is another today. The Wrap is reporting that Chris Pine and Seth Rogen are being wooed by 20th Century Fox to star in an "action comedy" opposite Reese Witherspoon.
Round 2 for Chris and Seth?
Remember last month when we reported that Seth Rogen (while MC’ing the "Night at Sardi’s" fundraiser), joked that after giving Chris Pine a kiss, Pine "punched him"? Well now it looks like the two may square off again in the film This Means War. According to The Wrap (which has a good track record), 20th Century Fox has narrowed down their list of potential stars for the comedy to Pine and Rogen. The film is about two best friends who fight over a woman (played by Witherspoon), and their fight ends up destroying parts of New York. According to the report, Both Pine and Rogen are being considered to replace Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) for the role of ‘FDR’ (one of the two friends). But the report also confirms that James Franco has dropped out of the project (playing the other friend), so Pine and Rogen could both end up both being cast as the two friends.
Chris Pine and Seth Rogen at "A Night At Sardi’s" Fundraiser – March 18th
As of now Pine has wrapped on the Tony Scott action movie Unstoppable, starring opposite Denzel Washington. That film is slated to be released November 12th, 2010. Pine can probably work in one or two films before filming on the Star Trek sequel starts in 2011. Pine is attached to the Dreamworks counterfeiting drama The Art of Making Money, which was last reported to be beginning production in 2010. Pine is also attached to Moscow, the next Jack Ryan film. No word yet on when that film will go into production.