Priyanka Chopra (Baywatch, Quantico) is joining Chris Pratt in Universal Pictures’ Cowboy Ninja Viking, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The big screen adaptation of the comic book will be directed by Michelle MacLaren (Game of Thrones). Chopra will play the love interest of Pratt in the film.
Based on the Image Comics title by AJ Lieberman and Riley Rossmo, the screenplay was written by Dan Mazeau, Ryan Engle, Craig Mazin, Paul Wernick and David Reese. Image Comics describes Cowboy Ninja Viking as follows:
“It started with Dr. Sebastian Ghislain: rogue psychotherapist/covert op/DJ. Tasked with creating a counter-intelligence unit, he turned to those long thought useless to society… patients with Multiple Personality Disorder. These agents became known simply as Triplets. Misguided? Yeah. Impractical? Sure. But did it work? Absolutely not. Now someone has located each Triplet and created a band of ridiculously disturbed, but highly effective assassins. Our only hope? A Triplet known as Cowboy Ninja Viking!”
Guymon Casady and Ben Forkner are producing alongside Michael De Luca, Mark Gordon and Pratt.
Universal Pictures has scheduled a June 28, 2019 release date for the film.