J.K. Simmons ‘to play Chris Pratt’s father in Ghost Draft’


J.K. Simmons is reportedly in negotiations to play Chris Pratt’s father in upcoming sci-fi thriller Ghost Draft.

The movie, written by Zach Dean and Bill Dubuque, is set in the future where humans are losing a war against aliens, leading scientists to draft soldiers from the past in an effort to save humanity.

While details of the Oscar winner’s character has been kept under wraps, it is understood that Simmons would play leading man Pratt’s father.

Chris McKay, who directed The Lego Batman Movie, is helming the project, which is slated to begin filming next month (September 2019) in Atlanta, Georgia, and Iceland, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Betty Gilpin, who plays female wrestler Debbie Eagan in Netflix’s GLOW, is also in talks to join the movie.