ShoWest to honor 'Star Trek's' Chris Pine

Actor has been named Male Star of Tomorrow

Chris Pine, star of Paramount's upcoming "Star Trek," will be honored as the Male Star of Tomorrow at ShoWest 2009.

Pine, whose credits include last year's "Bottle Shock" and 2006's "Smokin' Aces," will be feted at an April 2 awards gala set to close the annual exhibition confab. ShoWest opens March 20 at the Bally's and Paris hotels in Las Vegas.

"ShoWest has a history of recognizing major talents at the very earliest points in their rising careers," ShoWest co-managing director Mitch Neuhauser said. "Pine's impressive skills on the screen and stage will be sure to be showcased with his performance as Captain Kirk."

"Star Trek" unspools May 8 domestically.