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Chris Pine Blows Off White Jazz, Opts to Command U.S.S. Enterprise

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: Dark Horizons

Dark Horizons is reporting that Chris Pine is officially in as Capt. Kirk in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek. Apparently, the 27-year-old actor has opted out of appearing in an upcoming adaptation of James Ellroy's White Jazz to play Kirk.

I remember Pine from Smokin' Aces as one of the Tremor brothers. I enjoyed his performance in that, and I hope he (and the rest of this excellent cast) discovers this role for himself. The way I look at it, this is like someone has finally let another actor play Hamlet after Richard Burbage had left his mark on it.

I'd love to meet James Kirk again.


Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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