Already on the Brink of Superstardom, Chris Pratt May Soon Land Another Juicy, Blockbuster Role

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Already on the Brink of Superstardom, Chris Pratt May Soon Land Another Juicy, Blockbuster Role

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | November 14, 2013 | Comments ()

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Chris Pratt may be one of the more unlikely of blockbuster stars in recent memory. It wasn’t that long ago when the actor was a door-to-door salesman in a pyramid-scheme like business selling coupon books. Then, one day, while waiting tables,he was discovered by Rae Dong Chong (yes, that Rae Dong Chong), who cast him in a low-budget feature he was directing, which led to several seasons of Everwood, then two of The O.C. before Pratt landed a small role in Parks and Recreation, in which he was only supposed to be be on for six episodes as the layabout, asshole boyfriend of Ann Perkins.

That role turned into a series regular, which landed Pratt a succession of smaller roles in films, which led to the nice turns in Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty that got Pratt recognized as a legitimately great actor. With that CV, Pratt was cast in Guardians of the Galaxy, a phase two Marvel film that will almost certainly make Pratt a very well known actor around the bloge. If that fails, however, Chris Pratt is negotiating to be in another blockbuster that will certainly boost his star power even higher: Jurassic World.

According to THR, director Colin Treverror and producer Steven Spielberg are in the process of casting their movie, and Pratt is up for the lead, a rugged ex-military man, who would play opposite his foil, a corporate scientist played by Bryce Dallas Howard. Josh Brolin had originally been up for the part, but negotiations fell through, paving the way for Pratt to potentially take over.

(Source: THR)

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  • GDI

    Damn it, now I might actually end up watching Jurassic Park. Good job, Jerry!


  • apsutter

    I cannot wait for the Lego movie! That thing looks so damned adorable and hilarious

  • Kirstini

    Macklin, you magnificent son of a bitch...

  • Daniel Lewis

    If it's OK, I'm going to watch the movie pretending he's Burt Macklin

  • I was hoping this was going to be the best Star Wars casting news possible, but this is OK too.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I think Pratt is on the verge of actor movie stardom, not movie star movie stardom. Does that make sense? More Ewan McGregor and less Charming Potato.

  • anikitty

    Mmm. Potatoes. Barely tangentially related...we watched White House Down last night and my girlfriend said: that was worse than I expected and they both kept their shirts on the whole time.

  • dizzylucy

    Is it weird that I'd like to see him do Jurrasic World as Andy? I feel like he'd just look around in wonder, and ask the most amazing questions.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    It all sounds good so far. Now, just bring back the Goldblum.

  • Brock Samsa

    Rae DAWN Chong... and are you kidding me? Please tell me you're kidding me.

  • fluff_fluff

    I am suddenly feeling levels of excitement about the Jurassic Park franchise unknown since 1997.

  • John G.

    How excited? Are you having uh...dino..uh...droppings..droppings?

  • Mrs. Julien

    around the bloge

    What a magnificent typo. This sounds like exactly the right word to describe the way the world (globe) is being subsumed in the blogosphere/internet.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Is it a typo? I just assumed that was the word for the thing you're describing. If it isn't, it bloody well should be.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I had the same conversation with myself. The googles say, "no".

    Dustin should ® that ASAP.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Rae Dong Chong is a woman, no?

  • BWeaves

    Actually it's Raw DAWN Chong, and yes she is a woman.

    I googled. There is no Rae DONG Chong.

  • Juxyn

    Why not?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    so what you're saying is s/he is not THAT Rae Dong Chong?

  • zeke_the_pig

    He deserves it all just for that gif.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Good afternoon, pig.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Afternoon, Mrs.

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