If Robert Downey Jr. has taught us anything, it’s that no actor should be trapped by just one franchise. An actor can be the star of any series that will likely require a three-picture deal and that doesn’t mean they won’t get to do any smaller projects. Through the magic of cloning, any actor can be in at least three or four major movies every year. Chris Pine has apparently discovered this cloning as he is in talks to star in Paramount’s attempt to once again reboot Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” franchise. Hit the jump to boldly go where no one has gone before AND save America from freedom-haters.
You can never go wrong making a movie about counterfeiters or gangsters. They could make a hundred of these movies a year and studios would still make money. The reason is simple: people love to watch others reap financial rewards through illegitimate means as long as the criminals don’t take the money directly from average, good-hearted Americans.
Making the latest entry in the popular counterfeiter/gangster subgenre, Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) and director D.J. Caruso (“Eagle Eye”, “Disturbia”) are in negotiations with Paramount Pictures to make “The Art of Making Money” next year. The movie would be based on a 2005 Rolling Stone article by Jason Kersten, who turned his reporting into the book “The Art of Making Money: The Story of a Master Counterfeiter”. More after the jump: