With the massive success of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and his upcoming role in Jurassic World, Chris Pratt is quite the popular commodity right now. Recently he was offered the role of Nathan Drake in the planned movie adaptation of the Uncharted video game series, but turned down the offer.
Now comes word that Pratt has entered into early negotiations to star in Magnificent Seven, MGM’s remake of the classic 1960 western directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, and Eli Wallach. If all works out Pratt would play a character named Farraday, and would join Denzel Washington on the cast.
Antoine Fuqua will direct the remake. Fuqua’s previous credits include Training Day, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter, Brooklyn’s Finest, Olympus Has Fallen, and most recently The Equalizer.
Once upon a time the remake was being developed with Tom Cruise set to star. True Detective creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto wrote a draft of the script, before The Alamo and The Blind Side writer and director John Lee Hancock was brought in for a rewrite.