Another big blockbuster franchise returns next year with the fourth Jurassic Park film: Jurassic World.
According to THR in an April 3 article, the Jurassic World cast has continued to diversify by adding three female players, with Judy Greer, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus set to portray as-yet unspecified side characters.
Greer is a popular TV star from Arrested Development, Archer and stars alongside Andy Serkis as a chimp in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
McGrath currently stars in NBC’s Dracula, and had roles in BBC’s Merlin and Showtime Networks’ The Tudors.
Lapkus, who will next appear in Adam Sandler comedy Blended, co-stars in Netflix’s hit series Orange Is the New Black.
The cast already includes Bryce Dallas Howard as a corporate scientist who works at the park, while Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt is a “dino wrangler with a cowboy attitude.” The Amazing Spider-Man star Irrfan Khan will play the CFO and billionaire owner of the new Jurassic Park and Vincent D’Onofrio from Law & Order: Criminal Intent character “projects the image of a normal family man to mask a hidden edge.” – More here.
Colin Trevorrow is directing the movie, which is being produced by Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley. Steven Spielberg is exec producing. Trevorrow wrote the screenplay with Derek Connolly.
Other actors are Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson and BD Wong.
Jurassic World is set for a 3D release on June 12, 2015.