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Chris Pratt is in early talks to star in Universal’s action-adventure “Cowboy Ninja Viking.”

The screenplay is based on AJ Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo’s graphic novel of the same name about a skilled assassin with multiple personalities, published by Image Comics. Scribes Paul Wernick and Everett David Reese (“Zombieland”) wrote a first draft, with the most recent draft coming from Craig Mazin (“Identity Thief,” “The Hangover Part II”).

Guymon Casady and Ben Forkner of Film 360 are set to produce along with Wernick, Reese and Mark Gordon of The Mark Gordon Company. Bryan Zuriff will exec produce. There’s currently no word on who will direct the pic. Film 360 found the underlying material based on the graphic novel, and then brought the project to The Mark Gordon Company.

Pratt proved his box office muscle with summer’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” He will next appear in Universal’s “Jurassic World.”

Pratt is repped by CAA, Mosaic and Nelson Davis Wetzstein, LLP. Mazin is repped by CAA and attorney Mitch Smelkinson of Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder, LLP.

The Pratt news was first reported by Deadline.