Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood kitty is on an expansion spree. The starlet will play the love interest of Chris Pratt in Cowboy Ninja Viking.
The role in Universal’s big-budget film was one of the more highly coveted, and Priyanka beat out a slew of talent after a chemistry test with Pratt went extremely well, reports Variety.
Priyanka, who shot to fame in American showbiz with Quantico, is shooting for the series’ final season. She most recently appeared in “Kid Like Jake, opposite Jim Parsons and Claire Danes. She was also seen in Dwayne Johnson-starrer Baywatch.
She will next be seen in the comedy Isn’t It Romantic with Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth.
Priyanka was due to star in Indian period drama Bharat opposite Salman Khan, but opted out of it for “a very special reason” – as per the film’s director Ali Abbas Zafar – just last week. It fuelled speculations that she may have been engaged to singer-songwriter Nick Jonas.
Cowboy Ninja Viking, which is in pre-production phase right now, is helmed by Game of Thrones famed director Michelle MacLaren.
Based on the Image Comics graphic novel by A J Lieberman and illustrator Riley Rossmo, the story revolves around a counter-intelligence unit formed by psychotherapist Sebastian Ghislain, who transforms agents known as Triplets, a reference to multiple personalities.
Pratt is playing a formidable agent with the fighting skills and personalities of a cowboy, a ninja,and a viking.
The film, currently in pre-production, is slated for a June 28, 2019, release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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