D.J. Caruso and Chris Pine Picked to Make Money

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Paramount Pictures is looking for Eagle Eye and Disturbia director D.J. Caruso to work with actor Chris Pine (Star Trek) on a film based on real events, called The Art of Making Money.

The script, written by Frank Baldwin (no relation to Alec and Co.), is based on the true story of Arthur "Art" Williams, an alias of a Chicago resident who climbed from petty theft to counterfeiting the 1996 $100 bill. Ideally for the studio, Pine would star and Caruso would direct (although wouldn't it be interesting if it were the other way around?).

I'm happy to hear that this project might fall into hands as capable as Caruso and Pine's. I enjoyed Disturbia a great deal, I liked Eagle Eye for what it was (a ridiculous technological thriller), and obviously Chris Pine was outstanding in one of this summer's best blockbusters. I'm interested to see their powers combine with something that sounds vaguely like Catch Me If You Can meets 21.

What do you all think? Does this potential director/actor combo intrigue you?

[Source: Variety]

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