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Chris Pine looks "Unstoppable"

 Cast member Chris Pine poses at the premiere of the movie
Cast member Chris Pine poses at the premiere of the movie 'Star Trek' at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood April 30, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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By Borys Kit and Jay A. Fernandez

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Chris Pine has found the follow-up role to his star-making turn in "Star Trek." The actor is in negotiations to star opposite Denzel Washington in the action drama "Unstoppable."

The story centers on an experienced train engineer (Washington) who's about to be laid off as part of company cutbacks. Pine would play the newbie conductor hired to replace him. They find themselves in a race against time to stop an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train carrying enough combustible liquids and poisonous gas to wipe out a nearby city.

Tony Scott is directing the 20th Century Fox project. Mark Bomback wrote the script.

Pine has been besieged with big-screen offers since buzz began circulating over his performance as the young James Kirk in "Star Trek." He also is hitting the theater stage, starring in "Farragut North," which opens June 24 at the Geffen Theater in Los Angeles.

(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)

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