Date: 9th February 2022
Chris Pine is getting ready to make his transition from in front of the camera to behind it, setting up his directorial debut Poolman.
The 41-year-old actor is slated to star in and direct Poolman, with Annette Bening and Danny DeVito also set to star.
Pine also co-wrote the script with Ian Gotler, and the Star Trek actor will play Darren Barrenman, a hapless dreamer and would-be philosopher who spends his days looking after the pool of the Tahitian Tiki apartment block in sunny Los Angeles and crashing city council meetings with his neighbors Jack and Diane (DeVito and Bening).
When Barrenman uncovers the greatest water heist in LA history since Chinatown he makes uneasy alliances with a beautiful and connected femme fatale while following every lead he can with corrupt city officials, burned out Hollywood types, and mysterious benefactors – all in the name of protecting his precious Los Angeles.
The film, which is eyeing a June 2022 production start in Los Angeles, will be produced by Pine, Stacey Sher for Shiny Penny Productions, Patty Jenkins for Wicious Pictures, and Ian Gotler. Stuart Ford and Linda McDonough are the executive producers. "Poolman" reunites Pine with his “Wonder Waman” director Jenkins.
Source: Press Release