While things are still in the very early stages of production, some new casting rumors are beginning to surround the giant sized prehistoric sequel. According to The Wrap, Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt is being eyed for a lead role in Jurassic World.
Obviously, the discussions are in their very early stages. This would be slightly more complicated than one would expect, though. Should Parks and Recreation be renewed by NBC, it would more than likely mean that Pratt would have to tailor his work on Jurassic World around his filming schedule for the NBC comedy.
While this is far from impossible, it is still a logistical item that will have to be thought of in the decision-making process.
As we reported earlier, Josh Brolin was being eyed for a role at one point; however, those talks have failed to lead to a deal thus far.
The film is being directed by Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow. A screenplay is currently being developed by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, Trevorrow’s Safety Not Guaranteed partner.
Steven Spielberg, who directed Jurassic Park, will be serving as executive producer alongside Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall, and Thomas Tull who will be producing.
Should Pratt officially be offered a role in the film, he will be joining stars like Bryce Dallas Howard, King of Summer star Nick Robinson, and Iron Man 3’s Ty Simpkins who are already attached to the project.
You’ll have another opportunity to see Pratt on the big screen prior to the released of Jurassic World. Next up for him, he will be starring opposite Vince Vaughn in Delivery Man. He will also be playing the role of Peter Quill, also known as Star-Kid in the upcoming Marvel adventure Guardians of the Galaxy.
Jurassic World is scheduled to be released on June 12, 2015.