Actor Chris Pratt has been prepped to play the character Star-Lord aka Peter Quill in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie adaptation. Marvel Studio's upcoming space superhero film is being directed by James Gunn.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is based on the Marvel Comics franchise, which features a planetary team of unlikely heroes who must face intergalactic villains. Star-Lord is the leader of the Guardians, who is also the child of an alien father and a human mother.
The "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie is slated for release on August 1, 2014.