Originally posted by the New Zealand Herald.
1:25 PM Wednesday Jan 28, 2015
Chris Pratt has quickly become an A-list star after making Guardians Of The Galaxy a massive hit last year – the adventure spoof film brought in $800 million internationally.
Now the 35-year-old actor may be stepping into some very iconic shoes.
Today, Deadline reported the Parks And Recreation star is being considered to take over Harrison Ford’s character Indiana Jones for an upcoming movie.
“The studio has set its sights on Chris as the swashbuckling archaeologist they hope to build the new franchise around,” the site’s Mike Fleming Jr reported.
Disney – the studio behind the Star Wars reboot – has yet to comment. They bought the rights to the franchise from Paramount in 2013.
They also bought Star Wars from George Lucas which is now being reworked by JJ Abrams for a December release. Ford, 72, is reprising his role as Han Solo for that film.
Dr Henry Walton ‘Indiana’ Jones, Jr – also known as Indy – is the title character of the Indiana Jones franchise.
The character first appeared in the 1981 film Raiders Of The Lost Ark, to be followed by Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom in 1984, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade in 1989, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles from 1992 to 1996, and Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull in 2008.
George Lucas has said Indy was inspired by heroes in 1930s films.
Pratt starts shooting The Magnificent Seven with Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua in April for MGM and Sony.
Pratt – who is married to actress Anna Faris – also likely has a Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel on his plate.
Deadline cautioned that it is very early on in the casting stages and that Pratt as Indy is just a rumour for now.
– Daily Mail
My money was on Bradley Cooper.
I suppose his accent in the industry has change things?