Chris Pratt May Play Lead in Paramount Reboot Of ‘The Saint’
Your favorite Chris Pratt would be soon disguising as the popular old character,The Saint. The celebrity from the ‘ Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Jurassic World’ is under consideration for the lead role in the remake of ‘The Saint‘. A Paramount Pictures action series.
Chris Pratt Is In Early Negotiations For ‘The Saints’
Paramount Pictures is in early dialogues with Chris Pratt. If everything went smooth you will see the Avengers star as the lead playing in the reboot of ‘The Saint’,”
Pratt’s might demand something high for the role. In fact the actor is now a big name after “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) and its sequel (2019). He also has a long-running repute from NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation.”
This Friday, Deadline reported that discussions are going on to cast Chris Pratt in the remake. Paramount has already gained the book rights for The Saint in 2016 with producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Now it’s the time to pick the best lead.
Simon Templar in ‘The Saint’
The most famous Leslie Charteris’ book series, highlighting debonair Simon Templar was first introduced in the 1928 novel “Meet the Tiger,”. The character became a hit and was then followed by “Enter the Saint” in 1930. Chris Pratt is considered for the new Simon Templar.
Simon Templar has several faces. Initially the character is a simple con, then he turned into a secret agent during World War II. Finally, Templar got the role of a grand fortune hunter. The character’s calling card became global trademark for The saint. Simon stuck his iconic card wherever he did the crime showcasing an angelic halo.
Numerous films chose the Saint’s plot as their basic theme.The first movie was 1938’s The Saint In New York. Roger Moore also starred in a British TV adaptation of The Saint.The series was a big hit during the televised era (from 1962 to 1969).Moreover,Val Kilmer played the same character in a 1997 version.
The Saint’s phenomenal character, Simon Templar has adopted some features from Robin Hood. With no surprise the character use to disguise himself in several veneers,just to hide his real identity.
Would Chris Pratt Do Justice With The Character?
It would be a bit challenging for Chris Pratt to portray The Saint. As a matter of fact, Pratt acquires a static image. He could satisfactorily play a general scoundrel. However, to act in a character with multiple disguise does not complement with Chris Pratt’s previous performances.
In fact, we can’t predict about a genius actor. Probably, the Jurassic World star becomes the most appropriate figure of the upcoming Saint.
The actor has many projects in pipeline. He will be seen in Vincent D’Onofrio‘s western The Kid, and he is returning as Owen Grady in the upcoming Jurassic World 3.