Wonder Woman‘s Chris Pine has set his directorial debut with Poolman, described as a mystery comedy film. Annette Bening and Danny DeVito are on board to star alongside Pine himself. Patty Jenkins will produce. Deadline has shared the following synopsis:
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 neighbors Jack and Diane (DeVito, 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 trade goes on to describe the film as “Big Lebowski meets LA film noir with a healthy splash of La La Land.” Production is expected to start this summer.
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