chris pine and dj caruso the art of making money

Gasp! Could this be news of a DJ Caruso film that won’t feature Shia Labeouf front and center? According to Variety, Caruso will team up with Captain Kirk, I mean Chris Pine for his next film entitled, The Art of Making Money. Both the director and actor are in negotiations with Paramount Studios to work on the upcoming drama.

The Art of Making Money centers on Art Williams, the alias for a Chicago man who rose from petty theft to become a master counterfeiter. The story for the film is based on a 2005 article published in Rolling Stone Magazine by Jason Kersten, who went on to turn it into a book of the same name. If all goes well, Pine will star as the lead, with Caruso behind the camera.

The screenplay was written by Frank Baldwin, and the film will be produced by Brian Robbins, Sharla Sumpter, and Brad Weston. It looks like in between Star Trek sequels, Pine wants to try his hand a few dramatic pieces. He’s already set to star opposite Denzel Washington in the Tony Scott film, Unstoppable. As for Caruso, I wonder how Shia’s going to feel about this?

What do you think of Chris Pine teaming up with DJ Caruso for The Art of Making Money?