Chris Pine Could Teach Jack Ryan THE ART OF MAKING MONEY
Okay, so we’ve got two straws in one milkshake on this one, but that’s what happens when you get a 1-2 punch in just as many days about one actor. Both stories come to us today courtesy of Variety.
On one side of the coin, Chris Pine is in negotiations to team up with director DJ Caruso on THE ART OF MAKING MONEY. Based on a true story, Pine would be playing Art Williams, a Chicago man who went from petty theft to the world of counterfeiting. Backed by Paramount Pictures, the film will be based on a 2005 Rolling Stone article by Jason Kersten. Kersten would later go on to turn his article in a full-fledged novel. Frank Baldwin is writing the screenplay.
Pine is also negotiating with Paramount Pictures to fill the role of CIA analyst (and future president) Jack Ryan. If the proposed Jack Ryan film comes to fruition, it would be the second time the franchise has rebooted along with 2002′s THE SUM OF ALL FEARS. Pine would be filling a role previously played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mace Neufeld are currently working on a screenplay alongside Hossein Amini (THE FOUR FEATHERS and KILLSHOT). The new film would be an original story from Amini.