Chris Pratt is ‘The Real McCoy’ for Universal

by: Jay Carlson

After a heated bidding war Universal has landed the Chris Pratt action-adventure The Real McCoy.

The story centers on the true story of prohibition bootlegger Bill McCoy, whose product inspired the phrase “the real McCoy”, meaning that his product was strong and hadn’t been watered down.

The pitch for the film originated with The Judge writer, Bill Dubuque and producer Tom McNulty who then brought the project to Pratt.

Pratt is quite possibly the most in-demand actor at the moment after the unbelievable success of Guardians of the Galaxy and the early buzz for Jurassic World. He’s also attached to star in Cowboy Ninja Viking and Passengers. He’s currently shooting Antoine Fuqua’s Magnificent Seven alongside Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Vincent D’Onofrio.

What do you think of Pratt’s upcoming film slate? Will he continue to establish himself as THE go-to actor after Jurassic World opens?

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