Variety has a new addition to the Jurassic Park “reboot” as Chris Pratt, pictured, is in early talks to star in Universal’s Jurassic World. Pratt, best known for his role on “Parks and Recreation”, is breaking out big time, especially after his performance in Zero Dark Thirty. Next up? How about James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy?!
Unfortunately, Pratt would take on the role originally intended for Josh Brolin. Discussions are very preliminary, as scheduling and salary discussions, which were the original deal breakers for Brolin, have not been discussed yet.
Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson are also in talks to star.
Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) is directing the sci-fi adventure movie and also will co-write the script with Derek Connolly. Early speculation has suggested that the film will take place at a Jurassic Park that has been opened to the public, they remind us. Fans of the original may remember that the park was shut down after the faulty trial run, but rumors suggest that Biosyn, rival of Hammond’s genetic company InGen, have taken over operations of the (now) successful dinosaur amusement park.
Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley will produce Jurassic World, which is set to begin filming early 2014.
The dinosaur reboot will hit theaters June 12, 2015.