‘Star Trek’ Actor William Shatner Wants Chris Pine To Play Him In A Biopic

The star played a young version of Shatner's role in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot.

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Legendary Star Trek actor William Shatner says Chris Pine should play him in a biopic about his life.

If there’s anyone best suited to play William Shatner in a biopic, it would definitely make sense to cast the star who played a young version of his iconic Star Trek captain, James T. Kirk, in the rebooted series of films from Paramount and Bad Robot. Shatner himself offered the idea that Chris Pine should be the star to play a young version of himself in a biopic focusing on his life. For now, fans hoping to see Star Trek 4 were disappointed to hear Simon Pegg say there’s uncertainty about continuing the franchise.

Star Trek actor William Shatner recently appeared on a video panel at GalaxyCon discussing a number of topics when he was asked who could play him in a biopic. The star jokingly suggested that he’d like to play himself, joking how he doesn’t want to die before suggesting Chris Pine as an option for playing him in the imaginary biopic. He also joked that Pine’s the perfect choice because he’s “a good looking, talented guy.”

“I want to play myself. I don’t want to die! I don’t know. [Chris] Pine? Why doesn’t he play me? A good looking, talented guy.”

Would you watch a biopic about William Shatner? Is Chris Pine the right person to play him? Who else would you pick? Sound-off in the comments below!

You can check out the plot synopsis for Picard below.

Star Trek: Picard features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.

Star Trek: Picard stars Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth are on board as executive producers. Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as a co-executive producer with Kirsten Beyer as a supervising producer.

Star Trek: Picard airs on CBS All Access. Chris Pine’s Star Trek will begin streaming on HBO Max on July 1.

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Source: Trek Report

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