Chris Pine's directorial debut 'Poolman' adds Ariana DeBose and Jennifer Jason Leigh to cast

PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: 17-05-2022 10:10 IST | Created: 17-05-2022 10:10 IST
Chris Pine's directorial debut 'Poolman' adds Ariana DeBose and Jennifer Jason Leigh to cast
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Oscar winner Ariana DeBose and ''The Hateful Eight'' star Jennifer Jason Leigh are set to star in ''Poolman'', a mystery comedy which marks the directorial debut of actor Chris Pine.

The duo joins previously announced cast of Pine, Annette Bening and Danny DeVito, reported Deadline.

Pine will play Darren Barrenman, a hapless dreamer and would-be philosopher who spends his days looking after the pool of the Tahitian Tiki apartment block in sunny Los Angeles and crashing city council meetings with his neighbours Jack (DeVito) and Diane (Bening).

''When Barrenman uncovers the greatest water heist in LA history since 'Chinatown', he makes uneasy alliances with a beautiful and connected femme fatale while following every lead he can with corrupt city officials, burned out Hollywood types, and mysterious benefactors all in the name of protecting his precious Los Angeles,'' the official plotline.

Pine will direct the film from a script he co-wrote with Ian Gotler, a partner at the actor's production banner Barry Linen Motion Pictures.

The duo will also produce along with Stacey Sher for Shiny Penny Productions and Jenkins for Wicious Pictures.

Filmmaker Patty Jenkins, who worked with Pine on two ''Wonder Woman'' films as well as series ''I Am the Night'', will serve as one of the producers on the film.

The cameras will start rolling next month in Los Angeles.

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