Chris Pratt lined up to star in new action thriller
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 October 2018
American actor Chris Pratt is reportedly in talks to star in a new action thriller
Chris Pratt is reportedly in talks to star in a new action thriller written by Taylor Sheridan.
The 39-year-old actor had originally intended to fill his upcoming schedule with 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' and 'Cowboy Ninja Viking', but both of those projects have been delayed indefinitely, and Chris has now been lined up to star in the new action project from the writer-director of 'Wind River'.
Sheridan's script tells the story of an ex-special forces commando who is used to lead a black ops strike team that targets drug dealers, Variety reports.
The project is being produced by David Heyman for Warner Bros. film, which has the working title of 'Fast'.
Sheridan has spent months meeting with top Hollywood stars in a bid to find the big-name actor he needed to secure the studio's financial support.
The film's budget is reportedly around $75 million and Warner Bros. is said to be keen on developing the concept into a franchise.
Chris has already established himself as one of the movie industry's most bankable stars, having played a crucial role in the success of the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Jurassic World' franchises.
However, Chris previously claimed that being an "outsider" in Hollywood has been one of the keys to his success.
He explained: "I came here I was an outsider. And staying a bit of an outsider in Hollywood has been the key to my longevity, because I know where I come from. And LA has this homogenising effect: eventually everyone becomes the same.
"I mean look at me. I was doing hot yoga at 5.30am. So if I don't get out of here quick, I'm going to have the winter cap, the Botox and the tight jeans on in no time."