“Parks and Recreation” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt confirmed on Sunday, after months of rumors, that he will be playing the lead in the upcoming “Jurassic Park” sequel “Jurassic World.”
Over the weekend Pratt was at LEGOLAND in Southern California promoting his upcoming film “The LEGO Movie.” He not only confirmed the news but also expressed his excitement for the role and what the “Jurassic Park” films mean to him.” Pratt told QMI Agency:
“For me, Jurassic Park was really kind of my Star Wars. I lined up at the theatre to see it, I saw it opening night, I saw every sequel, I’ve seen it a whole bunch of times… for me that was my big movie, I think I was 13 or 14 when it came out. And so it’s a big deal for me to be any part of that, let alone this part I’m going to be playing. I’m thrilled about it.”
Pratt also added: “So it’s a big deal for me to be any part of that, let alone this part I’m going to be playing. I’m thrilled about it. Everybody around the world knows that franchise. When you say Jurassic Park, no one is like, ‘What’s Jurassic Park?’ More people know Jurassic Park than just about anything. I’m thrilled.”
“Jurassic World” is scheduled for release on June 12, 2015. “Safety Not Guaranteed” director Colin Trevorrow is directing from a script he co-wrote with Derek Connolly, who wrote “Safety Not Guaranteed.” As of this time no plot details have been revealed.
Editorial Comment: Chris Pratt in a Jurassic Park movie. They already have my money. Chris Pratt is one of the most likable actors working today and I am glad he is getting bigger roles.
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