Actor Rapper Braider Chris Pratt may be attached to star in Universal’s long-planned Cowboy Ninja Viking, according to Collider. The film, adapted from A. J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo’s Image comic series, is about a shadowy government agency that empowers people with Dissociative Identity Disorder to channel the personalities of three different overplayed Internet memes. If Collider’s sources are correct, Pratt will play Duncan, the titular Cowpoke Assassin Berserker Dude, who acts as the agency’s most deadly enforcer, before breaking free to seek answers about his identity.
Pratt’s no stranger to playing such multifaceted roles: The actor rose to prominence on NBC’s Parks And Recreation as Andy Dwyer, the notorious FBI Agent Rockstar Bootblack, and starred in Marvel’s enormously successful Guardians Of The Galaxy as a Dancer Space Guy Moron. That’s not to mention his roles in future projects, like his portrayal of Handsome Dinosaur Fighter Behaviorist in next year’s Jurassic World, or his reprisal of Sequel Man Space Guy Moron in 2017’s Guardians Of The Galaxy 2.
Even if Pratt does sign on to the project, it’s still early days for Cowboy Ninja Viking. Universal has yet to find a Director Dreamweaver Potential Scapegoat to helm the movie, and no production date has been announced.