Chris Pine and his Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins are teaming up again for a six-episode limited TV series that Patty Jenkins will direct! One Day She’ll Darken is based on the true story of Fauna Hodel, a woman who was given away as a baby by her teenage birth mother to a black female attendant in a casino restroom in Nevada. Her investigation into her past leads her to an infamous Hollywood gynaecologist who was connected to the legendary “Black Dahlia” murder of Elizabeth Short in LA in 1947. Chris Pine stars as a former Marine-turned-paparazzo who was disgraced over a story he wrote about Hodel, but sees an opportunity for redemption in her tracing her roots.
Edit: The TV series has been renamed I Am the Night. The trailer is out, and it looks interesting!
As readers of this blog must know by now, I love Chris Pine, so I’m always delighted to see him in a project which sounds like something I’ll want to watch. Chris will also be in a Netflix film that I’m excited about called Outlaw King, where he will team up again with his Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie. His co-star in that film Ben Foster was supposed to be in it too, but has been replaced by Aaron Taylor-Johnson for unknown reasons. Outlaw King is an epic period drama about Robert the Bruce, the king who led Scotland to freedom from the oppressive rule of England, after William Wallace — memoralised by Mel Gibson in Braveheart — was killed by the English King Edward I. Unfortunately, because it is Netflix, it most likely won’t be released in theatres, where epics belong. 🙁
My only request is for him to have good hair in those shows. Part of the reason why I didn’t like The Finest Hours was because of his character’s dweeb hair style. (Strangely, I cannot find a good image showing how irksome his fringe looked in that movie. His publicists must be behind that fantastic job taking down all such unflattering images from the internet! You can see it in the 0:50 mark of the trailer though.) There’s nothing like a terrible hairstyle on any actor I love to put me off watching the show their hair commits offenses on — re: Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska in Jane Eyre. I might have caved in and watched Jane Eyre eventually, despite not liking either the book or Mia Wasikowska very much, because I like Michael Fassbender; but I really cannot stand Michael Fassbender’s long curly hair which reminds me of a lion’s mane, and Mia Wasikowska’s severe centre parting, so I doubt I ever will.