Chris Pratt to star in 'Knight Rider' reboot?

Danny McBride also linked with film adaptation of '80s TV show

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Chris Pratt could take the lead role in a film reboot of the '80s TV series Knight Rider, according to reports.

Schmoes Know says that Parks And Recreation actor Pratt has begun talks with the team working on the film adaptation of the show, which originally ran from 1982 to 1986 and starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight. There are also reports that Danny McBride has also been contacted about the possibility of voicing the talking car KITT in the film, which is being developed by The Weinstein Company.

It was reported last year that Arrested Development writer Brad Copeland had been asked to write a script for the film. Knight Rider was revived as a TV series in 2008, but was taken off the air before the first season had been completed.

Pratt will star in a number of big Hollywood films in the near future: he voices the lead character in the upcoming Lego Movie and will also be part of the cast in Marvel's animated film Guardians Of The Galaxy. He recently confirmed that he will star in the Jurassic Park sequel Jurassic World, meanwhile, which is the fourth film in the dinosaur franchise and will open in June 2015.

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