ScreenDaily.com — Highland Film Group has added the reconfigured Chris Pine comedy Mantivities to its ambitious slate and is talking to buyers on the Croisette.
Pine wrote the screenplay and will produce the story with Sarah Babineau, Haven Entertainment’s Kevin Mann and Jordana Mollick.
Mantivities centres on a group of men who try to instil responsibility in their pal, a former child star, by taking him on a day of activities.
The film will also star real-life friends Robert Baker, Ian Gotler, Will Greenberg, Drew Howerton, and Tony Liebetrau – collectively known as The Button Factory.
16:14 Entertainment’s US-based business partner Sycamore Entertainment Group led by CEO Edward Sylvan will co-finance the project with Locmatel.
Val Hill and Ian McGloin of 16:14 Entertainment are the executive producers with Locomatel CEO Olivier Rossmann, Haven Entertainment’s Mauricio Betancur and Brendan Bragg.
“Rarely does a script depict such raw and hilarious male friendships while maintaining real truth and emotion at its core,” said Highland CEO Arianne Fraser and president of international sales Delphine Perrier.
“Using their real life camaraderie, the Mantivities writers have created a universally appealing story that audiences will love and we couldn’t be more pleased to work with Chris and the rest of this fantastic team.”
Mantivities was previously set up at Waterstone.
HollywoodReporter.com — After a 12-year absence, Chris Pine will return this summer to the Williamstown Theatre Festival, starring opposite Lauren Ambrose in a revival of Sam Shepard’s two-hander Fool for Love.
Directed by Daniel Aukin, the 1983 play is a volatile match between two former lovers holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert as they tear each other apart over the many failings of their relationship while struggling to understand whether they can live apart. The production runs July 24 through Aug. 3 on the Nikos Stage.
Chris stopped by the Daybreak studios on January 20th to promote his latest film Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit while in London. I have added the photos from his visit into the gallery.
A big big thank you to my good friend Helen for the photos!
Chris is featured in the March 2014 issue of InStyle Magazine as their Man of Style. You can check out the digital scans in the gallery now. A big thank you to Twitter follower Jody for the scans!