Chris Pratt to Produce and Star in Karate Comedy ‘The Black Belt’

Chris Pratt has signed on to produce and is attached to star in the coming-of-age independent comedy “The Black Belt.”The film centers on a shy, unassuming teen boy on a quest for an expertise in karate and his unorthodox uncle who guides him along the way.Pratt will produce the film through his banner Indivisible Productions, with producing partner Jon Schumacher, and Monarch Media and its principals Steve Barnett and Alan Powell.

Monarch principal Vicky Patel will executive produce.

Randall Green wrote the spec script.

UTA Independent Film Group will oversee film sales and distribution.Pratt became a worldwide star after headlining Disney-Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies as Star-Lord/Peter Quill and the “Jurassic World” films as dinosaur handler Owen Grady.

He founded Indivisible Productions to tell stories across all platforms including film, television, and digital technologies.Indivisible has a first-look deal with Universal Pictures, and the companies announced on Nov.

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