Chris Pratt made a name for himself on the sitcom ‘Parks & Rec’ and his comedy skills were off the charts. Even in the bloopers of the show, he was constantly slinging out hilarious one liners.
But after the show ended, Pratt kinda took a step back from straight comedy. He got super fit and became an action star. That’s kinda been his career for the past few years. Big budget action/superhero films.
Thankfully though, he’s coming back down to the indie comedy world with his latest project, The Black Belt.
The 2020 Black List script by Randall Green follows a shy, unassuming teen boy on a quest for an expertise in karate, and the unorthodox uncle who guides him along the way.
It was announced earlier this year that Pratt will star/produce the flick via his Indivisible Productions.
The search for a director has been going on for a while, and now finally they have landed on SNL director, Paul Briganti.
Briganti has directed some of the most viral segments and shorts over the past few seasons, including Melissa McCarthy as former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Donald Glover in the rap video ‘Friendos,’ Brad Pitt as Dr. Anthony Fauci and David Harbour as ‘The Grouch’
In a statement to the press, Briganti expressed excitement in working with Pratt and the rest of the producing team.
I’m so excited to not only be working from a script that’s timeless and hilarious, but to be working with producers who are driven by outstanding storytelling. It feels odd though that they want me to direct a movie about an anxious nerd, because I was very cool and popular as a kid. No one fact checks these, right?
No word on when production is scheduled to begin, but we’ll keep you posted.