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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 15 November 2018

Priyanka Chopra to star opposite Chris Pratt 

'Cowboy Ninja Viking', which is in pre-production, is being directed by Michelle MacLaren of 'Game of Thrones' fame

Chopra, who shot to fame in American showbiz with 'Quantico', is coming off the series' final season Reuters 
Chopra, who shot to fame in American showbiz with 'Quantico', is coming off the series' final season Reuters 

Actress Priyanka Chopra is set to star opposite Chris Pratt in Cowboy Ninja Viking.

Priyanka, who shot to fame in American showbiz with Quantico, is coming off the series' final season. She most recently appeared in A Kid Like Jake, opposite Jim Parsons and Claire Danes, and the Dwayne Johnson-starrer Baywatch.

She can next be seen in the comedy Isn't It Romantic with Rebel Wilson.

Priyanka was due to star in Indian period drama Bharat opposite Salman Khan, but opted out of it for "a very special reason" - said the film's director Ali Abbas Zafar - just last week. It fuelled speculations that she may have been engaged to singer-songwriter Nick Jonas.

Cowboy Ninja Viking, which is in pre-production, is being directed by Michelle MacLaren of Game of Thrones fame from a screenplay by Dan Mazeau, Ryan Engle, Craig Mazin, Paul Wernick and David Reese.

Based on the Image Comics graphic novel by A.J. Lieberman and illustrator Riley Rossmo, the story revolves around a counter-intelligence unit formed by psychotherapist Sebastian Ghislain, who transforms agents known as Triplets, a reference to multiple personalities.

Pratt is playing a formidable agent with the fighting skills and personalities of a cowboy, a ninja and a viking.

The film, currently in pre-production, is slated for a June 28, 2019, release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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