…about agreeing to star in a new Dungeons and Dragons film? Apart from the paycheck factor, I mean.

Pine is a formidable actor. He knows his craft. Twice I’ve watched him deliver like a pro at the Geffen Playhouse — in a 2007 production of Neil Labute‘s Fat Pig and in a 2009 production of Farragut North. Four years ago he was excellent in Hell or High Water. In August ’19 it was announced he’s “attached” to play Walter Cronkite in Newsflash.

I wouldn’t exactly call Pine’s willingness to do Dungeons and Dragons tragic. It’s basically just a financial portfolio move. He probably sees it as analogous to Harrison Ford starring in Cowboys & Aliens. But it does seem silly and wasteful.