Chris Pratt Could Be Vince Vaughn's Lawyer In Sperm Donor Comedy
Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt has proven quite the scene stealer over the past year or so. Not only did he prove poignant opposite Brad Pitt as a floundering first baseman in the Oscar-nominated biopic Money Ball, he also shone as a daffy bright spot in the clunky Jason Segel rom-com The Five-Year Engagement. And both have lead to some major opportunities. He not only scored a role in the omnibus comedy Movie 43, but also recently wrapped on Kathryn Bigelow's hotly anticipated Navy SEAL drama Zero Dark Thirty. And now Pratt is poised to join Vince Vaughn in DreamWorks American remake of the wild French-Canadian comedy Starbuck.
Variety reports Pratt is currently in negotiations to co-star in the film, which—as we suspected—will not be called Starbuck, probably because of the national coffee chain that has nothing to do with the movie and would surely want to distance its brand from its taboo subject matter. The currently untitled picture will center on a 42-year-old manchild whose life is thrown into spin when he discovers his old habit of rampantly selling his semen to sperm banks has resulted in 533 successful pregnancies, and 142 sons and daughters who are now filing a class action lawsuit to meet the donor known only as "Starbuck." Faced with the fact he's a father hundreds of times over, will this fertile manchild finally grow up?
Vaughn is set to star as the prolific papa, and Pratt is up for the role of his lawyer, who has several kids of his own and probably some funny yet sage advice to dole out. Starbuck co-writer and director Ken Scott will adapt and helm the remake, and he couldn't really ask for a better supporting player than Pratt. While Vaughn's formerly dynamic performance style has mellowed over the years, Pratt practically radiates with energy. Should he sign on, he seems certain to be an inspiring and re-invigorating scene partner to The Watch star.
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