Actor Vincent D'onofrio is set to take on a villainous role in the upcoming fourth instalment of the Jurassic Park franchise. The Men in Black star has been cast opposite Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who will play the lead roles in the new film, according to Deadline.com.
Indian star Irrfan Khan has also joined the movie, but details about his role have not been released.
Colin Trevorrow is directing the long-awaited reboot, which is set to hit theatres in June, 2015.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard have been confirmed as the leads for the upcoming fourth instalment of the Jurassic Park franchise. The Spider-Man 3 actress has long been attached to a leading role, and now her part has been confirmed thanks to her director father, Ron Howard.
The actor/filmmaker snapped a photo of his daughter and the Zero Dark Thirty star meeting for the first time at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (12Jan14) night, and posted the shot online with the caption: "Bryce and Chris meet for the 1st time on red carpet they will be co-stars in next Jurassic."
Colin Trevorrow is directing the long-awaited reboot that is set to hit theatres in June, 2015.
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Chris Pratt is on a roll (and not into another pit a la his character Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation). According to The Wrap, Universal is eyeing Pratt for the leading male role in Jurassic World.
Assuming the actor does end up taking the role (and is able to figure out a filming schedule that would work with Parks and Recreation), he'll appear on screen alongside Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, and possibly the Life of Pi star Irrfan Khan who is also being sought after for the film. Josh Brolin had originally been in talks for the lead role, but a deal was never made.
If Pratt signs on for the Jurassic Park sequel, then the up-and-coming big-name star could add yet another film to his growing list. Pratt, who has already proved his worth on the NBC comedy alongside Amy Poehler, has been quickly building up his "serious" acting credentials in films like Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty. Additionally, he is set to star as Peter Quill in Marvel's 2014 Guardians of the Galaxy, voice the lead role in The LEGO Movie, and appear in The Delivery Man and Spike Jonze's Her. From the looks of it, Pratt doesn't plan on being pinned as the loveably dopey Andy forever. (But we still want a Parks and Recreation and Jurassic Park mash-up, because that just seems like it would be magical.)
Jurassic World, which will be directed by Colin Trevorrow from the script he co-wrote with Derek Connolly, will hit theaters June 12, 2015.
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Nick Robinson is in talks with Universal for a leading role in Jurassic World, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
18-year-old Robinson recently starred in the drama The Kings of Summer, which follows three boys who build and live in a house in the woods. If Robinson officially signs on, he will be playing the older brother to Ty Simpkins' (Iron Man 3) leading character.
Another actor in talks for the Colin Trevorrow-direct sequel is Bryce Dallas Howard. Additionally, there is rumor that Jake Johnson (New Girl and Drinking Buddies) is also being considered for a role.
Jurassic World is expected to hit theaters June 12, 2015. Robinson can currently be seen on the ABC Family series Melissa and Joey.
Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is in talks to join the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, according to a U.S. report. The Spider-Man 3 star was previously rumoured to be up for one of the lead roles in Jurassic World before production shut down and relaunched earlier this year (13), according to TheWrap.com.
If cast, Howard will be the first big name to join the long-awaited reboot.
Colin Trevorrow is directing the film that is set to hit theatres in June, 2015.
Nature always finds a way, or maybe movie studios do. Jurassic Park 4, a movie that has probably been in development since the crustaceous period, is finally showing signs of progress. Universal studios has announced that the long-awaited sequel in the Jurassic Park series will be titled Jurassic World, and will be released in 3D on June 12, 2015, a summer already jam-packed with seemingly every other blockbuster film series. Colin Trevorrow, director of the Indie sci-fi dramedy Safety not Guaranteed, is set to direct his own script. Steven Speilberg is producing the film. The new title, Jurassic World, suggests that the prehistoric terror will not be confined to one park or island, but will be more of a global threat. Will velociraptors be threatening a celluloid London, New York, and Seattle?
There hasn’t been a Jurassic Park film in over ten years, so fans are surely hungry for more dinosaur action, but what will the dinosaurs in the new film look like? Over the past decade, the rumor mill has been spinning with all manner of crazy ideas including humanoid dinosaurs with pants and mercernary dinosaurs with guns. Hopefully the studios have settled on a design that's a little less insane and a little more classic Spielberg.
It is worrying, however, that the summer of 2015 is already crammed with big blockbuster releases from several studios. Jurassic World will be competing with Assassin’s Creed, Terminator, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman/Superman, Ant-man, and the possible release of Star Wars: Episode 7. Will Jurassic Park stand out from the crowd, or does it stand the chance of being cannibalized?
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Dinosaurs will roam once more, but we have to hang tight for a bit longer. Six weeks ago, Universal Studios announced that it will postpone the anticipated release date of summer-2014 for Jurassic Park 4. We finally have news that'll get the T-Rexes clamoring: Universal has announced that the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise will materialize in 2015.
The news of its official, yet delayed, arrival was confirmed by a photo of a Jurassic Park banner that hung at Las Vegas' Licensing Expo 2013 on Tuesday, according to ComingSoon.net. The entrancing banner demonstrates that dinos will storm screens everywhere in 2015 under Colin Trevorrow's direction.
Although it's a bummer that we have to wait longer to witness the madness that ensues from a Jurassic Park flick, there's rumors buzzing that Jurassic Park 4 will be in 3-D. Having a huge, razor-sharp, prehistoric teeth jump out at you, now that's something worth waiting for.Follow Cori on Twitter @gimmegimmeCOR | Follow Hollywood.com on Twitter @Hollywood_com More:'Jurassic Park 4' Finds a Director'Jurassic Park 4': Let's Get Prehistoric!14 Pieces of Crazy, Awesome 'Jurassic Park' Merchandise
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Production on the latest Jurassic Park sequel has been put on hold to allow director Colin Trevorrow more time to prepare for the shoot. Filming on the fourth dinosaur epic was due to begin in the coming weeks, and the project was scheduled to hit movie theatres in June, 2014.
However, on Tuesday (07May13), Jurassic Park 4 digital asset manager Todd Smoyer took to Twitter.com and suggested the sequel was no more, writing, "Hollywood makes and crushes dreams. Goodbye JP4".
Bosses at Universal Pictures, the studio behind the franchise, have now released a statement confirming that the project has been delayed, although they insist it is still in the works.
The statement reads: "In coordination with filmmakers, Universal has decided to release Jurassic Park 4 at a later date giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal's beloved franchise
"We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise's storied history."
A new release date for Jurassic Park 4 has yet to be announced.
The film has suffered a series of setbacks in recent months - producer Kathleen Kennedy quit the project in February (13) to work on Disney's new Star Wars trilogy, while Trevorrow only recently came onboard after original director Steven Spielberg opted not to take charge of the sequel.
If you grew up in the 90s, the only thing cooler than getting to see Jurassic Park was to collect all of the merchandise (and, boy, there was a lot) tied to the game-changing blockbuster. From finger puppets to sleeping bags to those Burger King watches (pictured), Steven Spielberg's prehistoric action adventure became a marketing and merchandising juggernaut in and of itself.
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With the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park currently in theaters, it's impossible not to get a little nostalgic about all of the things you begged your parents for (pogs!) and the things you really wish you hadn't (that infuriating, impossible-to-master Super NES game). Of course, since Generation Irony grew up loving Jurassic Park (un-ironically) you better believe there's plenty of merchandise, from cell phone cases to trendy flats, still being made today.
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So, take a trip down memory lane with us (in the Jurassic Park jeep, of course) and take a look at 14 wild pieces of Jurassic Park merchandise and memorabilia. Hold on to your butts. And your lunch box.
Gallery: 14 Pieces of Jurassic Park Merchandise
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