Portraying an overzealous Patriots fan facing Tom Brady in a 2012 “Funny or Die” video was a career highlight for Quincy actor Mike Mitchell. But as coach Bill Belichick would say, he’s on “Tomorrow”.

Mitchell, a 2001 graduate of North Quincy High, co-starred with Chris Pratt in the alien invasion thriller, “The Tomorrow War,” released July 2 on Amazon Prime. The two play as soldiers who travel through time 30 years into the future to erase a threat to all of humanity.

Quincy native Mike Mitchell co-stars with Chris Pratt in new alien invasion movie "The war of tomorrow," on Amazon Prime on July 2.

Brady may have helped Mitchell get famous with the track “Funny or Die,” but Pratt, the star of the hit “Jurassic World” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchises is now Mitchell’s Horseman or Death.

“Tom left us and went to Tampa Bay and Pratt took over,” said Mitchell, 38. “I appreciate that Pratt played this role of Brady.”

They first shared scenes from the sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” where Mitchell had a recurring role as Pawnee resident Bjorn Lerpiss. This is the role that earned him his SAG card, a milestone for actors trying to break into Hollywood.

Quincy native Chris Pratt and Mike Mitchell take a break from filming the alien invasion thriller, "The war of tomorrow."

In August 2019, days after auditioning, Mitchell found himself in Pratt’s orbit again, sitting next to the star on the Los Angeles-Atlanta flight. “He was reading the script for the new ‘Jurassic World’,” Mitchell said. “I had planned to sleep, but decided not to because I didn’t want to snore.” Mitchell also remembers Pratt ordering a healthy lunch. “I told her I felt bad for having the burger. And he said to me: ‘No! We need you! The real you! No salads! ‘”



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