Sitcom star Chris Pratt has taken a couple of unexpected career detours recently -- his charming role as baseball player Scott Hatteberg in "Moneyball" for instance -- but now it appears that he might be about to do something that his notoriously lazy "Parks and Recreation" character Andy Dwyer probably couldn't dream of: Kill Osama bin Laden.
Hey, it's good work if you can get it.
Of course, we're not talking about real life; that task has already been accomplished by Navy SEAL Team Six. But naturally, Hollywood is making a movie about the death of bin Laden -- in fact, Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already working on the movie before bin Laden's death -- so needless to say, the possibility of landing a film in one of the biggest stories of our time has a lot of the world's top stars polishing up their resumes.
That fact just makes it even more startling that Pratt, who is best known for his comedic work on "Parks and Recreation," is the one to get the call first. But according to Twitch, that's exactly what's happened, as Pratt is now in contract talks with Bigelow to take an as-yet unspecified role in "Kill Bin Laden" (or whatever they end up calling it after marketing gets a hold of the movie).
No doubt we'll be hearing more casting news soon, as "Kill Bin Laden" is tentatively scheduled to being filming in February. But regardless of who else signs up, chances are it won't be quite as surprising as this news.
Way to go, Chris.