Chris Pine knows that men will be boys.
The "Star Trek" star will soon be trying his hand at indie comedy as he's signed on to headline "Mantivities," according to Deadline.
"Mantivities" focuses on a group of thirtysomething friends, all in various stages of permanent adolescence. They get together with the aim of helping one of them grow up — and, in the process, we're imagining that all of them do.
This is something of a personal project for Pine, as he also co-wrote the script — along with five of his pals: Will Greenberg, Drew Howerton, Robert Baker, Ian Gotler and Tony Liebetrau. Might it be safe to assume that the main characters will all bear some sort of passing resemblance to the scribes that created them?
"I couldn't be happier to begin the adventure of making 'Mantivities' knowing how much fun we all had writing it," Pine said. "Somehow I get to laugh with my friends and call it work."
Hmm. Well, we hope we end up laughing right along with them.
Chris Pine was recently seen fighting with Tom Hardy over Reese Witherspoon in "This Means War" and will next be seen with Elizabeth Banks and Michelle Pfeiffer in "People Like Us," opening June 29. He'll be seen (heard) later this year as the voice of Jack Frost in "Rise of the Guardians," opening Nov. 21, and recently wrapped his role as James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sequel, which will boldly go into theaters in a mere 52 weeks on May 17, 2013.
"Mantivities" is set to be directed by Michael Patrick Jann ("The State," "Reno 911!") and will commence with production sometime this summer.