Jennifer Jason Leigh Joins Ariana DeBose In Chris Pine’s Upcoming Directorial Debut ‘Poolman’

Chris Pine is putting away his acting cap and sliding in the director’s chair for the first time in the upcoming film, Poolman.

The movie, which is fully financed by AGC Studios, has added Jennifer Jason Leigh and Ariana DeBose to the cast. As some of you may have heard, Danny DeVito and Annette Bening have already joined the cast.

Plot details for the pic are so far sparse, but ‘Poolman’ is crafted as a nod to famous LA noirs like ‘Chinatown,’ ‘The Long Goodbye,’ ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘La La Land.’

Pine co-wrote the script alongside Ian Gotler. He’ll also serve as a producer, so his hands are all over this project, which is set to begin production in June in Los Angeles.

It’s a pretty impressive cast for a directorial debut. He has recruited some heavy hitters. You got some Oscar winners and some Oscar nominees.

Pine is 41-years-old, for those wondering. He started acting in the early 2000s, and is perhaps best known for his performance in the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ film.