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The Next Files: Chris Pine

The ''Smokin' Aces'' actor will play Captain Kirk in ''Star Trek''

THE HOT PROJECT
Star Trek

BUT YOU KNOW HIM FROM…
Smokin’ Aces, The Princess Diaries 2

Why he’s here to stay
The 27-year-old future Captain Kirk keeps things subtle (and smoldering) when staring down Alan Rickman in the oenophilic indie Bottle Shock out in August.

When in wine country…
”You try to get as many free glasses as you can. All you have to say is ‘I know Alan Rickman’ and people are easily swayed.”

Aces wild
Pine, who played a punk assassin in Smokin’ Aces, particularly enjoyed two of his costars: a corpse and a carcass. ”Straddling Ben Affleck and chewing a chicken bone…I give that an A+.”

Coming up
A little film called Star Trek. ”Growing up, I watched Trek, T.J. Hooker, and The A-Team; they were all great to me.”