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Chris Pine & Friends Take Part in MANTIVITIES

Movie Chris Pine by Ben Pearson

 

After we see Chris Pine finally reprise his role as Captain James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Trek 2, it looks like the actor will be taking a step away from big budget filmmaking and into the DIY zone. He's co-written and will star in a movie called Mantivities, a comedy about a bunch of guys in their early thirties who are basically overgrown children, and how they all must come together when it's time for one of them to truly grow up.

Deadline has the story, and they report that Pine wrote the film with his friends Will Greenberg, Drew Howerton, Robert Baker, Ian Gotler and Tony Liebetrau. Michael Patrick Jann will be sitting in the director's chair on this one, and if you're not familiar with that name, don't worry - you're not alone. But we can put our doubts to rest when we take a look at his filmography, which includes directing episodes of awesome television comedies like The State, Reno 911!, Children's Hospital, The Flight of the Conchords, and Happy Endings. (He also directed the feature film Drop Dead Gorgeous, which I haven't seen.)

Despite the ridiculous title, Mantivities sounds like a nice little homegrown personal project that a lot of big-name people seem to be doing these days (look at Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing as another example). "Somehow I get to laugh with my friends and call it work," Pine said in a statement about the film. Keep livin' the dream, man. I hope we all get to laugh with our friends and call it work.

Are you intrigued by the premise (or title) of Mantivities, or is the "overgrown manchild" subgenre played out?

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