LOS ANGELES, Ca. – Actor Chris Pratt, who played Star-Lord in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ has accepted the role of Chris Kyle in the follow-up to Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning film ‘American Sniper.’
Directed by Michael Bay, ‘American Sniper 2’ picks up several months after Chief Petty Officer Kyle’s death, when, at a top-secret facility in the Nevada desert, Kyle is brought back to life by government scientists to carry out the most important mission of his career: infiltrate Osama bin Laden’s secret underground lair and prevent the terrorist mastermind from using a moon-based laser beam to blow up Washington, D.C.
British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is reportedly in negotiations with Michael Bay’s production company, Platinum Dunes, to play the role of Osama Bin Laden. Cohen, best known for his character ‘Borat’ on Da Ali G Show, is the same height as Bin Laden and “bears a striking resemblance,” according to Bay.
With a budget of $150 million and an all-star cast, ‘American Sniper 2’ is sure to be a smash at the box office. The film is set to hit theaters in the summer of 2016.