Actress Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood kitty is on an expansion spree. She will play the love interest of Chris Pratt in Cowboy Ninja Viking, reports IANS.
The role in Universal’s big-budget tentpole was one of the most highly coveted, and Priyanka beat out a slew of talent after a chemistry test with Pratt went extremely well, reports variety.com.
Priyanka, who shot to fame in American showbiz with Quantico, is coming off the series’ final season.
She most recently appeared in A Kid Like Jake, opposite Jim Parsons and Claire Danes, and the Dwayne Johnson-starrer Baywatch.
She can next be seen in the comedy Isn’t It Romantic with Rebel Wilson.
Cowboy Ninja Viking, which is in pre-production, is being directed by Game of Thrones fame Michelle MacLaren from a screenplay by Dan Mazeau, Ryan Engle, Craig Mazin, Paul Wernick and David Reese.
The story revolves around a counter-intelligence unit formed by psychotherapist Sebastian Ghislain, who transforms agents known as Triplets, a reference to multiple personalities. It is slated for a June 18 release.