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Disney eyes Chris Pratt as the next Indiana Jones

By AFP RelaxnewsMovies - 29 January 2015 12:00 AM | Updated 3:32 PM

Disney eyes Chris Pratt as the next Indiana Jones

After seeing his career placed on the fast track by 'Guardians of the Galaxy', Chris Pratt is ever more in favour at Disney, which is considering rebooting the adventures of the heroic archaeology professor, Deadline reports.

Life is good for Chris Pratt. In 2014, he went from a virtual unknown – recognised for the most part only by 'Parks and Recreation' fans – to a sex symbol in high demand at Hollywood studios.

Already on board for the sequel to 'Guardians of the Galaxy', due out in 2017, the actor could be recruited for another Disney production, according to Deadline.

The studio, which acquired the rights to the 'Indiana Jones' franchise from Paramount in 2013, plans to dust off the adventures of the archaeologist, who was played by Harrison Ford in four movies between 1981 and 2008.

Known for his comedy turns as well as for his newly acquired muscular physique, Pratt could likely pull off Indie's famous leather hat and use a whip convincingly.

Still in the early development stage, the reboot would not be the first for Pratt, who will soon star in Universal's 'Jurassic World', something of a reboot/sequel to 'Jurassic Park'.

In April, he will join Denzel Washington on the set of Antoine Fuqua's remake of 'The Magnificent Seven', produced by MGM.

Pratt is also attached to star in Universal's adaptation of the 'Cowboy Ninja Viking' comics series.

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