Chris Pine Plays White Jazz

Chris Pine is in negotiations to star opposite George Clooney in the adaptation of the James Ellroy crime novel “White Jazz” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Director Joe Carnahan previously worked with Pine on “Smokin’ Aces”, and is keen to get him on the project which begins shooting mid-January. Pine would play Junior Stemmons, Clooney’s partner in the film noir tale.

One catch, Pine is currently in negotiations to play Captain Kirk in J.J. Abrams “Star Trek” feature which doesn’t wrap shooting til March.

Whilst a schedule is being worked on to allow the actor to do both, it’s possible that Pine could be forced to choose which role to take.