“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” star Chris Pine has left Hollywood powerhouse talent agency CAA and was seen earlier today begging to re-sign with his former agents at SDB Partners, who agreed to take him back. Pine’s decision came as a shock to his team at CAA where he’s been represented since 2012, especially when he informed them he was returning to the small boutique agency that launched his career and later sued the actor after he dumped them via e-mail.
“After ‘Jack Ryan’ bombed I felt like a small fish in a big pond over at CAA,” Pine told Hollywood & Swine. “That’s why I called up SDB and begged them to take me back. In just the few hours I’ve been back with SDB, they’ve already packaged a deal to reunite me with Lindsay Lohan for the long-awaiting sequel to our 2006 comedy, ‘Just My Luck.’ We’ll start shooting as soon as we can find someone with enough courage to insure Lindsay.”
Pine also settled some rumors about his controversial split from SDB Partners in 2011. According to Pine, he originally told his agency of nine years, who helped make him a star, that he was dumping them via text message, but they kept texting him back in denial with “LOL. You’re not only our biggest client but our funniest too.”
“That was the only thing in my life that I ever truly regretted,” said Pine, talking about his decision to do the comedy atrocity “This Means War.” “But what really convinced me to resign with SDB was when I saw how great their offices looked after they used their settlement money from me to renovate the place.”