Chris Pine you may have found your next leading role, and, with luck, will require many accents fools.
Will lead the new version / reboot of Paramount The Holya thriller of spies on a literary character called Simon Templar, a master of disguise who serves as a figure like Robin Hood who robs corrupt politicians or rich people evil and redistributes their ill gotten wealth to the needy. Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman) is set to direct.
The saint was a big problem in the 1960s; Roger Moore played the main role in a television program years before assuming the role of James Bond. In 2018, it was reported that Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) was in talks to star in this new version of the film, taking over from Val Kilmer, who starred in the film adaptation of Paramount, 1997 of the stories of the author Leslie Charteris. But now Variety says that Chris Pine is in negotiations to star, and Pine seems to me like a much better choice for the character of Simon Templar.
While Pratt has experience in playing an adorable game of comedy, Pine has less of that attitude, mocking Han Solo and more style and charisma, so that should align well with a character who infiltrates the upper crust of society to escape. them. Besides, it has already demonstrated its ability to completely disappear into roles in a way that Pratt has not yet done: go to see the performance lunatic of Pine in the stand-alone movie unseen Joe Carnahan, Stretch, or work in the seasons to Wet Hot American Summer Netflix, and you’ll be able to Look at what I mean.
The motivations and skills of the Holy have changed with the times: at various times has been a thief, a con artist, a secret agent of the Second World War and a kind of adventurous multi-use. Maybe we will see it gain new skills to adapt to any adventure that you are undertaking in this era. Seth Grahame-Smith, who previously wrote The LEGO Batman Movie, Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, wrote the script. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Transformers, G. I. Joe) is producing with Brad Krevoy (Dumb and Dumber, The Princess Switch), and the late Robert Evans (Chinatown, Marathon Man), who served as a producer on the original film and died in 2019, will also receive credit as a producer.
It is not clear when it will begin to film The Saint, as the pandemic coronavirus has been paused, the Hollywood productions. But Variety says that the commitment of the Pine is likely to mean that this will be the next project for Dexter Fletcher, who is also in charge of directing Sherlock Holmes 3 and a film adjacent to Dracula’s call to Renfield.
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