Chris Pine is set to headline the upcoming thriller The Line for director David Gordon Green.

The story follows a patrol agent who finds his life spiraling out of control after he loses his wife and son. He unwillingly becomes the caretaker for a young child that was orphaned after a criminal cartel killed his parents. He goes on the run to protect the boy and discovers he has enemies on both sides of the law. Chris Pine will be playing the agent.

David Gordon Green is directing from a script by The Walking Dead writer/producer Sang-kyung Kim. Rory Aitken, Ben Pugh, Stuart Ford and Matt Jackson are producing.

Chris Pine is currently starring in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and will next be seen in Disney's musical Into the Woods. He is also part of Sean Anders' upcoming comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2.