October 15, 2013 05:01:24 GMT
The Captain James T. Kirk of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' will reportedly play 'half of a father-son duo who steal the main characters' idea for a new invention.'
Chris Pine is one of the Horrible Bosses in the second installment of the Warner Bros. Pictures comedy film franchise. The "This Means War" actor has reportedly inked a deal to star in "Horrible Bosses 2" alongside returning cast members Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jamie Foxx.
According to Variety, Pine will play "half of a father-son duo who steal the main characters' idea for a new invention," meaning that he takes an antagonist role. Christoph Waltz was approached to play the father, but the "Inglourious Basterds" star passed on it due to a scheduling issue.
Sean Anders will step in to direct the sequel project after Seth Gordon, who helmed the first movie, dropped out. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein return to write the script. Principal photography has begun since September 12 to meet a planned November 26, 2014 release.
Pine is best known for his role as James T. Kirk in "Star Trek" and its sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness". He will next be seen as the title character in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" and has signed up to play the Prince Charming in musical fantasy movie "Into the Woods".