If you still haven’t seen Colin Trevorrow’s excellent indie debut Safety Not Guaranteed, please add it to your queue of choice and check it out as soon as you can. It was one of my favorite films of 2012, and the film was a big part of the reason Trevorrow was hired to direct Jurassic World, Universal’s newest film in the Jurassic Park franchise. Now the filmmakers are on the hunt for actors before filming officially gets underway.
THR reports that Nick Robinson, who led the ensemble cast of this year’s terrific indie The Kings of Summer, is in talks to sign on as one of the leads in Jurassic World, joining Iron Man 3 star Ty Simpkins (who played the kid in that movie) and the rumored-but-still-not-quite-confirmed Bryce Dallas Howard. Details about the film’s story are still being kept secret, but Robinson’s character is the older brother of Simpkins’ character.
Robinson proved himself capable of bouncing back and forth between comedy and drama in The Kings of Summer, but hopefully this film ends up sticking more toward Spielberg’s blueprint for the original movie, causing us to laugh with the movie instead of at it. (Seriously, Jurassic Park 3? A cell phone ringing in a giant dinosaur’s stomach? You’re terrible.)
Jurassic World stomps into theaters on June 12th, 2015.
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