Chris Pine will be honored with the “CinemaCon Male Star of the Year Award” at this year’s April convention.
"With this summer’s , the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s , and then at year-end, the release of , without a doubt, 2013 is going to be Chris Pine’s year," CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser said Thursday. "Chris Pine has emerged as one of Hollywood’s hottest and most accomplished young actors and CinemaCon is thrilled to honor him as its 2013 ‘Male Star of the Year.’"
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Pine most recently voiced Jack Frost in , and has starred in the films , , and . Pine will rejoin fellow cast mates Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto in the upcoming sequel, , which hits theaters May 17, 2013.
Pine will also star as the title character in , a film based on the action hero from Tom Clancy’s book series. Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner round out the cast, and the film is scheduled to premiere this Christmas.
This year’s CinemaCon will take place from April 15-18 in Las Vegas. Pine will receive his award during the closing night gala on April 18.
Last week, it was announced that actor Armie Hammer will also be honored at the ceremony with the ‘Male Star of Tomorrow’ award.