Chris Pratt has signed on to star in and produce the karate and coming-of-age comedy ‘The Black Belt’.
The feature focuses on a shy, unassuming teen boy on a quest for an expertise in karate and his unorthodox uncle who guides him along the way.
Randall Green (“Billions,” “The Perfect Date”) wrote the comedy which will see Pratt produce the film through his banner Indivisible Productions, with producing partner Jon Schumacher, and Monarch Media and its principals Steve Barnett and Alan Powell. Monarch principal Vicky Patel will executive produce.
After starring in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movies as Star-Lord/Peter Quill and the ‘Jurassic World’ films Pratt has become a household name. He has been keeping himself busy of late filming ‘The Tomorrow War’ and the upcoming ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’. He is also attached to ‘Saigon Bodyguards,’ the TV series ‘The Terminal List’ and the third ‘Guardians’.
Green wrote the Netflix movie ‘The Perfect Date,’ starring Noah Centineo and Laura Marano, and is adapting Christopher McDougall’s ‘Running with Sherman,’ also for Netflix, and worked on Warner Brothers’ upcoming ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy.’ Previously, he was a writer on the Showtime series ‘Billions.’