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T.J. Miller to Write and Star in His Own Action Comedy, the First Step to Chris Pratting Himself

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Not every beloved comedic actor gets handpicked to become a gigantic action star. Some of them must Chris Pratt themselves. National treasure and Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller is taking an important step toward Next Pratt status by starring in DreamWorks’s Ex-Criminals, an action-comedy he co-wrote with cousin M. Miller Davis. The movie will feature Miller as one half of “a dysfunctional bank robbing couple,” and follow “what happens when the duo break up on the eve of their biggest heist to date,” which means there will also be a romance. A comedian positioning himself as an acting star and a romantic lead? Look, at the end of the day, some of us are born Chris Pratt. Others have Chris Pratt thrust upon us. That sounded … look, you pervs know what I mean.

T.J. Miller to Write, Star in Action-Comedy