2014 is shaping up to be a big year for Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt. Not only does he have The LEGO Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy incoming, but he’s also set to shoot Jurassic World, the long-awaited fourth instalment of the Jurassic Park franchise. During an interview with QMI Agency (via Peace River Record Gazette), Pratt has spoken about his upcoming role in the dino-sequel, where he’s set to play a character called Owen, described as “a rugged ex-military due who clashes with a corporate scientist played by Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help)”.
“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. 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 set for release on June 12th 2015, with Colin Trevorrow directing a cast that also includes Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3) and Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer).