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Poolman: Release Date, Cast, Plot And Everything We Know


Poolman is an upcoming mystery comedy Hollywood film. It marks the directorial debut of actor Chris Pine who has also co-written, co-produced, and is starring in it. The film has created a lot of hype lately because of its interesting premise related to a heist.

Being one of the most awaited films of this year, it’s obvious that fans are eager to know about its plot details, cast, and other things. If you are looking forward to Poolman, this article is for you as we will cover everything.

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What Is Poolman All About?

Poolman tells the story of Darren Barrenman (played by Chris Pine) who works as an employee who cleans swimming pools in Los Angeles, California. The pool is situated in the apartment of Tahitian Tiki. He comes across as a lady who offers him a job to unveil the mystery of business dealings.

He teams up with a group of friends Jack Denisoff and Diane (played by Danny DeVito and Annette Bening respectively) to go into loggerheads with a powerful land developer and politician involved in corruption. As the story progresses, Darren finds out some shocking truths about LA as well as some details about himself.

What Is Poolman All About?
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Poolman is helmed by Chris Pine in his first directorial venture. It is written by him along with Ian Gotler. The film is produced by Pine, Gotler, Stacey Sher, and Patty Jenkins. It marks the second collaboration between Pine and Jenkins after the two Wonder Woman movies.

Do We Have A Release Date?

The global premiere of Poolman happened on September 11, 2023, at the Toronto International Film Festival where it met with a mixed response from audiences and critics. The film is slated to hit the big screen on May 10, 2024.

Who Is In The Cast?

Chris Pine is playing the lead role of Darren Barrenman in Poolman who gets involved in a crime with multiple layers. Annette Bening is Diane in the film.

In the past, Bening has been a part of several successful films and is the winner of many prestigious awards like BAFTA and Golden Globe. Apart from them, the film also stars Danny DeVito (Jack Denisoff), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Susan), Ray Wise (Van Patterson) and Juliet Mills (Mrs. Van Patterson).

Besides them, actors like Stephen Tobolowsky, DeWanda Wise, Clancy Brown and Ariana DeBose are also there. Poolman has an interesting set of actors with impressive films under their names.

Do We Have A Trailer?

The makers of Poolman released its official trailer on March 15th, 2024. It has a duration of approximately two minutes and features some of the most interesting scenarios from the film. The trailer begins with shots of Chris Pine riding a scooter at full speed and throwing an orange.

A voice-over then says that it’s ruining the end of the film. It gets very quickly that the makers are very self-aware that it is a film trailer since the narrative voice thanks viewers for watching it.

We are then introduced to the poolman of the story named Darren Barrenman who loves Los Angeles and wants to make it a better place to be in. He then talks about his two friends, Jack and Diane. Darren then meets June Delray who seeks his help in uncovering corruption in the city council. The voice then hilariously introduces us to the ‘bad guys’ and a lizard.

As the trailer progresses, we get a montage of many high-speed and interesting shots from Poolman to build hype. The voiceover also thanks the viewers for watching the trailer. The trailer of Poolman gives a very breezy and chill vibe and reminds the viewers of the indie comedy films that came out in the early 2000s.


Chris Pine is a very successful actor in Hollywood many films under his filmography like Star Trek, Unstoppable, and Wonder Woman. With Poolman, he has turned into a writer and director which is reason enough for people to be excited. The trailer feels like the film is in the same zone as The Big Lebowski. Since that film also had a chilled guy at the center of the entire plot.

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