‘Ghost Draft’ Hoping to Draft Betty Gilpin and J.K. Simmons Alongside Chris Pratt

/Film | 8/20/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Ghost Draft, a sci-fi thriller featuring alien invasions, time travel, and Chris Pratt, is looking to add a few new cast members: Betty Gilpin, J.K. Simmons, and Sam Richardson. Gilpin and Richardson’s roles remain a secret, but Simmons would likely be playing Pratt’s father. Chris McKay, the filmmaker behind The LEGO Batman Movie, is directing from a script by Zach Dean.

Chris Pratt hasn’t had the best of luck in live-action films outside of the Marvel or Jurassic Park universes. Perhaps Ghost Draft will do the trick? Pratt is set to star in the sci-fi thriller as “a man drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past.” When the project was first announced back in February, it was described as “grounded sci-fi” – make of that what you will! This all sounds vaguely like Edge of Tomorrow, aka Live. Die. Repeat.

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Simmons and Gilpin are both excellent actors. I’ll confess I’m unfamiliar with Richardson’s work because...
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