Collider reports that Chris Pratt has taken the lead role in an adaptation of the graphic novel Cowboy Ninja Viking.

The book, which was created by A.J. Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo, follows an assassin with Multiple Personality Disorder who possess the skills of a cowboy, a ninja, and a viking and works for a secret government program. A movie has been planned for quite some time, with Zombieland writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese originally set to write the screenplay for Disney. The studio deemed the property 'too edgy', and the graphic novel rights eventually wound up at Universal. World War Z director Marc Forster was at one time set to direct, but is no longer attached to the project.

Chris Pratt will star as Duncan, a counter-intelligence agent known as a 'triplet' because of his three distinct personalities. Duncan escapes his handlers, hunting down the millionaire who masterminded the 'Triplet' program. In the latest version of the screenplay, the three distinct personalities will actually manifest themselves on screen as a cowboy, a viking and a ninja whenever Duncan switches personalities. Though, to onlookers, he will still look like Duncan in his regular guise. It is not known if three different actors will play the Cowboy, Ninja and Viking while Chris Pratt is only ever seen as Duncan, or if the actor will play all four characters. The vision for the movie is expected to change when a director is officially signed.

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Chris Pratt will next be seen in the long-awaited franchise sequel Jurassic World, and will reprise his role as Star-Lord (aka Peter Quill) in the 2017 sequel Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

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