Christian Actor Chris Pratt Lands Another Big Role, Stars in Upcoming Thriller Alongside ‘Dune’ Actress Rebecca Ferguson

Christian Actor Chris Pratt Lands Another Big Role, Stars in Upcoming Thriller Alongside ‘Dune’ Actress Rebecca Ferguson

Actor Chris Pratt, among those in Hollywood unafraid to stand up for their Christian beliefs, has landed another mega-role.

The high-profile actor will star in the Amazon MGM Studios’ sci-fi thriller “Mercy,” according to Deadline.

Co-starring with him is Rebecca Ferguson, who plays Lady Jessica in “Dune: Part Two.”

Production on “Mercy” is scheduled to begin this spring, Deadline reported. In the film, set in the near future, Pratt plays a detective who is accused of a violent crime and needs to prove he is innocent.

In an interview with Esquire in 2014, the actor said he was introduced to Christianity as a teenager.

“In Maui, about four weeks before I was discovered to go to California, I was hanging with my buddy. I wasn’t quite old enough to drink, so we got somebody to go in and buy us some alcohol. This guy came by and was like, ‘What are you doing tonight?’” Pratt said.

“He was like, ‘I stopped because Jesus told me to stop and talk to you. He said to tell you you’re destined for great things.’ My friends came out, and I was like, ‘Hey, I’m gonna go with this guy.’ I gave my soul to Jesus within, like, two days,” he said.

In a 2023 interview with the New York Post’s Page Six, Pratt spoke about the pushback he gets from being open about his faith, saying the negativity is “nothing new.”

“If I was of this world, they would love me just like that but as it is, I’ve chosen out of this world. That’s John 15:18 through 20,” he said.

The Bible verse reads, “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.”

Pratt continued, “That’s the way it is, nothing new, 2,000 years ago they hated him, too,” he said, referring to Jesus.

In 2018, during the MTV Movie and TV Awards, the actor, who won the Generation Award, said in his acceptance speech, “You have a soul. Be careful with it,” according to People.

“God is real. God loves you, God wants the best for you. Believe that; I do,” he said in the speech, also telling the audience, “Learn to pray. It’s easy, and it is so good for your soul.”

In an interview with Men’s Journal last year, Pratt said having children is one of life’s greatest joys.

“People say all the time, ‘Don’t rush to have kids.’ I personally disagree. Rush. Have them. Of course, make sure you find a great partner, but don’t wait,” he said.

“I was talking to Adam Sandler a while back and he said, ‘Every day you wait is a day they don’t get to have you in their life.’ The younger you have kids, the more time they get to have with you. It’s wild. Having kids is incredible. The things you normally take for granted in life are new,” the actor said.

He has two daughters with wife Katherine Schwarzenegger, the daughter of action movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger and broadcast journalist Maria Shriver. He also has a son from his previous marriage to actress Anna Faris.

Pratt has starred in movies such as the “Jurassic World” trilogy, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” and the Marvel hits “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Avengers.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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