As Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow gets ready to begin production on his next film Book of Henry, he’s finalizing his cast for the mysterious project. The Wrap reports that Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, and Dean Norris are joining Naomi Watts in the Focus Features film, which also boasts Room actor Jacob Tremblay—who is fantastic in that film—amongst its ensemble. Story details are being kept under lock and key, but Book of Henry is an original story scripted by novelist Gregg Hurwitz, and Trevorrow has had his sights set on making it for some time. After the massive success of Jurassic World, he cashed in his “one free turn” lottery ticket to bring Book of Henry to fruition.
Silverman is coming off strong notices for her dramatic turn in I Smile Back, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, while Pace is moving seamlessly between blockbuster fare like The Hobbit and Guardians of the Galaxy and his AMC drama series Halt and Catch Fire. Norris, meanwhile, is coming off the TV series Under the Dome and, most notably, Breaking Bad.
But while Book of Henry marks a return to smaller scale features for the Safety Not Guaranteed filmmaker, he won’t be away from the blockbuster world for too long. He’s already set the new trilogy-ending Star Wars: Episode IX as his next project after Book of Henry, which he’ll move to full-time after completing the Focus Features film. Trevorrow is also busy co-writing and executive producing the Jurassic World sequel, which is currently on the director hunt ahead of its 2018 release date.