Priyanka Chopra is close to lock a deal with Universal Pictures for the female lead part in Chris Pratt-starrer "Cowboy Ninja Viking".

The film is a feature adaptation of the Image Comics graphic novel of the same name from AJ Lieberman and illustrator Riley Rossmo, reported Deadline.

The story revolves around a counter-intelligence unit formed by psychotherapist Dr Sebastian Ghislain, who transforms agents known as Triplets, a reference to multiple personalities.

Pratt will portray a formidable agent with the fighting skills and personalities of a cowboy, a ninja,and a viking.

The film will be directed by Michelle MacLaren, who is best known for helming episodes of major TV series such as "Game of Thrones", "Westworld", "The Leftovers" and "The Breaking Bad".

The script has been penned by Dan Mazeau, Ryan Engle, Craig Mazin, Paul Wernick and David Reese.

In Hollywood, Chopra is best known for her role in ABC's "Quantico" and "Baywatch". She most recently starred in the Sundance feature "A Kid Like Jake".

The actor also has romantic comedy "Isn't It Romantic", co-starring Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine and Liam Hemsworth. 

Priyanka will be soon shooting for Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink. The movie is based on Aisha Chaudhary’s life, who became a motivational speaker after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 13. Priyanka will play Aisha’s mother in the film. On the other hand, Zaira Wasim will essay the central character in this drama. Farhan Akhtar will be paired opposite PeeCee in this Shonali Bose’s venture.


(Inputs from PTI)