In the great debate over which of the four Hollywood Chrises is the best, actor Chris Pine has taken the lead in the argument by doing something none of the others has yet done. Yes, he’s hauled out the biggest gun there is – his penis.
Pine has re-teamed with “Hell or High Water” David MacKenzie for Netflix’s Robert the Bruce biopic “Outlaw King” which just screened at the Toronto Film Festival. Reviews for the film have been mixed, quite a bit of it has been praised but the overall film has also been criticised for its editing, script, some acting choices and repetitive battles. Pine himself has fared the best out of the criticism with complaints mostly limited to his Scottish accent slipping every now and then.
But the film has become secondary to reports that Pine goes full frontal in the film, and not a short ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ appearance either but a full on 15-second exposure which will no doubt be one of the most paused, replayed and screen captured bits of footage Netflix will put out in 2018. Social media has exploded with the news, to the point that Pine was asked about the reaction on THR to which he said:
“What I find very funny is there’s so much beheading in [‘Outlaw King’] and yet, people want to talk about my penis. I think it says something about our society where people get disemboweled but it’s the man’s junk that is of interest.”
Indeed it does, but social media remains awash with thirst comments and Pine-wood jokes, and it is getting people talking about the film which comes to Netflix on November 9th. Will the other three Chrises follow suit? Your move Hemsworth.
Onto more serious matters, Pine also spoke about his potential involvement in the next “Star Trek” film. The project is said to be on hold at last report as contract negotiations with both Pine and Chris Hemsworth have stalled over salary with the likelihood that Pine could forego the next entry.
Speaking to Variety, Pine was asked if he’d like to be a part of the film to which he replied: “I don’t know. I mean, I’d love to be involved. We’ll see what happens. You know, I’ll await the phone call. Until then, I look forward to it.”
At last report SJ Clarkson will helm the new film which hasn’t yet set a production or release date.