Pairing Chris Pine with blonde ladies with talent seems to be becoming a bit of a trend, let us all just get down on our hands and knees and pray to the cinematic Gods that the latest from Dreamworks will not be as much tripe as when he teamed up with Reese Witherspoon in This Means War – we are still wounded from that one.
The next in his sights is the usually delightful to watch Elizabeth Banks, last seen hanging around on a rooftop with Sam Worthington in Man on a Ledge. Joining Pine and Banks in this drama/awakward comedy fare are Michelle Pfeiffer and Olivia Wilde.
People Like Us is about a “fast-talking salesman” who inherits a large sum from his late father but discovers the money has some serious strings attached. Expect to be taught a few life lessons in an annoying type of way. It’s the director of Alex Kurtzman (he who wrote Transformers and Star Trek) so expect a few shots just for laughs.
It will be interesting to see what Pine is made of as thus far by his decent and memorable performance in Carriers he’s stayed away from the arena and genre of drama, check out the trailer below – just try and ignore the irritating background tunes.
From DreamWorks Pictures comes ‘People Like Us,’ a drama/comedy about family, inspired by true events, starring Chris Pine (‘Star Trek’) as Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, whose latest deal collapses on the day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father’s last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie whom he never knew about (Elizabeth Banks). As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about this family–and re-examine his own life choices in the process