One of Chris Pine’s best performances came with 2016’s Hell or High Water, and now he’s reteaming with Hell filmmaker David Mackenzie with Outlaw King. Do you think Pine will make a convincing Robert the Bruce? Check the just released images and trailer below!
One of the biggest takeaways from The Finest Hours, which is now playing nationwide, is that Holliday Grainger is a star in the making. Though the meat of the film deals with the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s bold rescue of the SS Pendleton, the picture also has a wonderful romantic subplot with Coast Guard Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and his resilient fiancee Miriam (Grainger).
‘They don’t make ’em like they used to’ is an oft-used phrase regarding movies, but director Craig Gillespie didn’t get that memo with The Finest Hours, a first rate throwback that thrills to the very end.
Actor Chiwetel Ejifor (12 Years a Slave, Redbelt) was in Los Angeles to promote his upcoming drama Z for Zachariah, a post apocalyptic drama based on the novel by late writer Robert C. O’Brien. During the interview I asked several questions about the first rate feature, which co-stars Margot Robbie and Chris Pine, and I’ll share these audio clips in the coming days (the movie comes out August 28).
But let’s start off with Ejiofor’s foray into another drama – Secret In Their Eyes.
Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, and Eric Bana star in The Finest Hours, an action-thriller that is based on the true story of the Coast Guard’s 1952 rescue mission of the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker that was headed for Boston.
There’s a new release date for the thriller/drama Z for Zachariah, as the feature is set for an August 28 release via Roadside Attractions (it was initially set for an August 21 bow). Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Margot Robbie topline the feature.
Chris Pine follows in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck as the titular agent in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Taking on iconic roles isn’t foreign to Pine, who continued his journey as Captain James Tiberius Kirk in last year’s Star Trek Into Darkness.
With this latest installment, Mr. Ryan is getting his feet wet in the CIA, as he gets entangled in a battle of wills against a vengeful Russian terrorist (Kenneth Branagh, who also directs). Kevin Costner, who was initially offered the role of Ryan for The Hunt for Red October, plays Ryan’s mentor and father figure, and their subtle chemistry is one of the feature’s main strengths.
Although the picture ends with an epic action moment, the most viscerally engaging sequence occurs during a hotel room showdown between Pine and co-star Nonso Anozie (from TV’s Dracula). “I like the fact that Jack, as much as he had training in the Marines, isn’t a trained killing professional,” says Pine. “It was kind of a MacGyver moment of trying to figure out how to defeat the large bad guy when you’re not quite as big or you’re not quite as ferocious.”
Click on the Soundcloud audio below to hear Chris Pine talk about doing the hand to hand combat sequence with Anozie. He also talks about riding a motorcycle sans a helmet in New York during another stunt sequences in the film.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens nationwide January 17.