Chris Pine looking 'Unstoppable'
Fox action drama stars Denzel WashingtonChris Pine has found his follow-up role to his star-making turn in "Star Trek." The actor is in negotiations to star opposite Denzel Washington in Fox's action drama "Unstoppable." Tony Scott is directing.
The story centers on an experienced train engineer (Washington) about to be laid off as part of company cutbacks and the newbie conductor hired to replace him. Pine would play the newbie. They 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. Mark Bomback wrote the script.
Julie Yorn is producing with Ian Bryce.
Pine, repped by John Carrabino and SDB Partners, has been besieged by offers since buzz on "Star Trek" began circulating the town, with his name popping up on lists ranging from sci-fi tentpoles like "Green Lantern" to comedies such as "Friends With Enemies."
Pine is also hitting the theater stage, starring in "Farragut North" which opens at the Geffen Theatre on June 24.