Hollywood has long had a reputation for being a place where talented actors can make big bucks.
That reputation is about to be put to the test, as the actor and writer Chris Pratt is about the first to commit to a movie that is not only his next film but also a sequel to his best-selling book.
Pratt, who will next star in “The Great Gig In The Sky,” told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday that the sequel is “a lot more ambitious than anything I’ve ever done.”
He added that “The sequel will be better than the book.”
He did not give a specific time frame for the film.
Pratt’s role in the film is described as “the lead role,” and he will play “a young lawyer, who discovers a young man named Matthew Gatsbys book that he is the title of,” a description that seems to fit.
Pratt is best known for his roles as Batman in “Batman Begins” and the Joker in “Suicide Squad.”
The film is expected to open in the fall of 2019.
“The book is a story about a man who is haunted by a past he cannot forget,” Pratt told THR in February.
“And it’s been a really weird ride to figure out who this character is, because I don’t know him, but he is someone who has a lot of stories, and I think people will be really drawn to this character.”
He also said that the book is “an adventure book” that is “not a story of what happened to me.”
The Hollywood Walk of Fame The Great Gattby statue outside the Hollywood Walk-of-Fame in Hollywood, California, U.S., February 17, 2019.
The Great Gig in the Sky was released in 2018, and it has grossed more than $7.5 billion worldwide.
Pratt has already starred in two other films: “The Lego Movie” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
He will next be seen in “Wonder Woman” opposite Gal Gadot.
Pratt said that his new film is “about more than a man.
It’s about how we’re as a society and as a country.
And I think we’re on the verge of something really interesting.”