Chris Pine is in talks to play the lead character in the upcoming fugitive-drama, MUD, helmed and written by Jeff Nichols. Pine would play the lead character, a fugitive who is helped by two 14-year-old boys who help him escape from the Mississippi river, and teaches them as much as he learns from them. Pine has a nice mix of drama and action on his slate , as the “Star Trek” sequel is set to begin shooting later this year, and the Alex Kurtzman-directed, “Welcome to People” also on the way.
Sarah Green Aaron Ryder will produce for FilmDistrict.
Pine is repped by John Carrabino Management.