In Old Hollywood studio days, he'd have been offered another musical immediately after that 2014 release. Also, Chris Pine is not "just another pretty face." He's got a classic movie star face. It's a face so fine that he could easily coast on those good looks for a time and get attention. But he doesn't coast. He's got solid acting skills. The modern-day western and Recession Era cops and robbers drama, HELL OR HIGH WATER, was one of my favorite films of 2016. A very scruffy Pine played one of the two bank robbers. I said on National Public Radio a week before the Oscars telecast of 2017 that I wished HELL OR HIGH WATER had made it into the Best Picture Oscar race. Take a look at the trailer.
When the onscreen presentation ended and press folks were standing up to gather their things and head up the aisles to the exit, a montage of outtakes from the SUPER MANSION voiceover session started.
People stopped leaving. Why? Because Chris Pine was so hysterically funny ad libbing different voices and lines of dialogue. He was like Robin William in his MORK AND MINDY years funny. Chris Pine made the crowd break up laughing and his outtakes got applause. So, in addition to other musicals, why isn't he getting top comedy script offers?
Hollywood may not be giving you the message but, believe me. Chris Pine is one terrifically talented actor. And handsome.