Chris Pine is a smart young man. Not wanting to stay associated with the role of Captain James T. Kirk forever, a part that can grind to a halt the rest of an actor's career outside of the Trek universe, Pine has been self-publicising in order to get himself cast in other major Hollywood roles. Because he knows once May 8th comes along, the Shatner curse will loom over him. I'm betting Pine knew exactly what he was doing when he talked about the Green Lantern role with the press recently, just helping getting his name out there, trying to get studio's noticing him in association with a role. And he's doing it again this week with MTV, claiming that he has spoken with his director friend Joe Carnahan about his upcoming tentpole The A-Team, which Carnahan became attached to in January, an adaptation of the popular 80's action series that is due out next Summer from 20th Century Fox. Naturally, your first instinct is to see Pine in the role of Lt. Templeton Peck, as he does have a striking resemblance to a younger Dirk Benedict. But rather surprisingly, Pine "loves Murdock" and he would "love" to step into the shoes of Dwight Schultz, as the craziest member of The A-Team unit. Murdock was a bit of a psycho, a livewire who was a sandwich short of a picnic. Not too unlike the character Pine played in Carnahan's own Smokin' Aces, as the neo-nazi Darwin Tremor. A role Pine has called "the most fun" he has had in his career so far. Carnahan also cast Pine for his ill-fated White Jazz with George Clooney, and also for Killing Pablo. Basically anything he has been trying to make since Smokin' Aces, so this casting seems a little inevitable. But I like it, and I will always admire pretty boy actors who subvert the natural gift that God gave them to keep their roles fresh. Previously when John Singleton was attached to direct last year, he made it known he wanted Woody Harrelson for the part. The casting of Pine, if it happens (and I can't see why it wouldn't), is an indication that Carnahan's movie will be more out and out action, than Singleton's comedic take.