A few weeks ago it appeared Josh Brolin was going to take the lead in Jurassic World, the latest instalment of the Jurassic Park franchise. However it now seems he’s stepped away as Chris Pratt is in early talks to join the movie, according to TheWrap.
The talks between Universal and Pratt are in the very early stages, and the actor would have to iron out any possible scheduling conflicts between the movie and his sitcom, Parks and Recreation (assuming it is renewed for another season). It’d be a boon for the actor, whose star is set to rise massively next summer with Guardians Of The Galaxy. This would ensure he has another huge movie lined up for June 2015.
The movie is also courting Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man) for a supporting role, although no details were given for that character either. Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins are also onboard, although Idris Elba has also bee rumoured.
Colin Trevorrow is directing from a script he co-wrote with his Safety Not Guaranteed co-scribe, Derek Connolly.