Chris Pratt Set to Become 'The Real McCoy' for Universal Pictures

April 15, 2015
Source: THR

Chris Pratt

Whenever hearing the phrase "the real McCoy," it always makes me think of an 80s TV show in the same vein as "MacGyver." In reality, it's just a turn of phrase inspired by real life bootlegger Bill McCoy, and it was used to specify when the liquor hadn't been dulled down. Now THR reports The Real McCoy will become a feature film after Universal Pictures won a bidding war against Warner Bros. Pictures to land the pitch that has Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World star Chris Pratt attached to star. The pitch comes from The Judge scribe Bill Dubuque, and it was intriguing enough to land a solid seven figure deal.

As of now, there aren't many details on the project, other than that it focuses on the life of Bill McCoy and his bootlegging days. The idea came from producer Tom McNulty, caught the interest of Michael De Luca, got formally written as a pitch by Dubuque, and then was pitched to Pratt, and the actor became attached to the project. Considering the fact that Pratt is one of the most sought after actors right now following his success in the aforementioned Marvel Studios sci-fi adventure, his involvement in any project will have studio executives turning their heads and getting their checkbook out. Stay tuned for more.

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Pratt should pull a Chastain and step back for a bit before people get tired his "character".

DAVIDPD on Apr 15, 2015


Agreed. I hear keeps coming in second to Pratt in casting. Let Dennis Reynolds get in on some of these roles. Dennis Reynolds running the D.E.N.N.I.S. system on Gamora?! shiiiiiiiiiit...

Astroboy3000 on Apr 15, 2015


Yeah. I'd like to see a film were Chris Pratt doesn't play... Chris Pratt.

Nielsen700 on Apr 16, 2015


Burt Macklin is.... The Real McCoy.

MaqueeStalker on Apr 16, 2015

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