Chris Pine to star in Ben Affleck’s The Blade Itself Chris Pine is attached to star in Ben Affleck-produced movie The Blade Itself. Based on a crime novel by Marcus Sakey, the plot follows two childhood friends who grow up committing petty crimes together in Chicago. The friends are reunited as adults after growing apart. One of them is forced to make a hard decision to keep secrets from his past quiet. Affleck and his Gone Baby Gone writing partner Sean Bailey will pen and producing the film.