plu3 With  Transformers, Cowboys & Aliens, Star Trek, and Mission: Impossible III under his belt, screenwriter/producer Alex Kurtzman decided to venture into an entirely different genre with his directorial debut, People Like Us.

Opening June 29th, the DreamWorks feature stars Star Trek’s Chris Pine as Sam, a salesman who’s way over his head in debt.  When his late father leaves $150,000 to the sister (Elizabeth Banks) Sam never knew he had, he ingratiates himself into her life without spilling the beans about the cash.

The movie also stars Cowboys & Aliens director Jon Favreau and the sci-fi/Western film’s lead actress, Olivia Wilde.  After watching Pine kill it on the Los Angeles stage a couple of summers ago in The Lieutenant of Inishmore (he played a cat loving terrorist), I’ve been waiting for the actor to sink his teeth into something a bit more character driven than Unstoppable and This Means WarPeople Like Us, blessed with a stellar cast (including Michelle Pfeiffer), could be that vehicle. Check out the trailer below:

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posted by Greg Srisavasdi (Twitter: @gsrisavasdi )