Josh Brolin Eyed to Star in JURASSIC WORLD

     October 18, 2013


This week has been a bit of a casting bonanza for Jurassic World, and after adding two youngsters in Iron Man 3’s Ty Simpkins and The Kings of Summer’s Nick Robinson, director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) is now eyeing a major star for one of the film’s adult roles.  Josh Brolin is reportedly in early talks to star in the Jurassic Park sequel, which is barreling towards a summer 2015 release date.  Details regarding Brolin’s character are unknown, but one imagines an actor of his caliber is being eyed for a lead.  Previous reports have described Jurassic World as an ensemble piece, much like the first Jurassic Park film, and that would seem to gel with the kind of cast that Trevorrow appears to be assembling.  More after the jump.

jurassic-world-logoNews of Brolin’s casting comes courtesy of Variety, which doesn’t shed much more light on the secretive project.  Bryce Dallas Howard is also in negotiations for a role, and New Girl standout (and Safety Not Guaranteed star) Jake Johnson is apparently being eyed for a role.  One imagines Johnson would make a great Jeff Goldblum-esque foil to a more stoic Brolin, and I’m really liking the direction Trevorrow is taking his cast thus far.

Brolin has yet to close a deal for the pic but all signs point that happening sooner or later.  The actor has a pair of fascinating projects opening later this year, as he leads Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy next month and he stars opposite Kate Winslet in Jason Reitman’s drama Labor Day.  Universal Pictures will release Jurassic World on June 12, 2015 in 3D.


  • DNAsplitter

    I like the cast that they are assembling on this project. It’s different but all have great talent when given the right material.

  • DNAsplitter

    I like the cast that they are assembling on this project. It’s different but all have great talent when given the right material.

  • sraks

    Getting really excited for this, I donno why.. but imagining Josh Brolin running from dinosaurs just feels right

  • Strong Enough

    Damn i was hoping for Leo to do this one. but josh is cool

  • The Flobbit

    I dig this.

  • The Flobbit

    No chance you could get Richie Attenborough or Sam Neill onboard now, is there?

    • Nathan

      Thing is, why would Alan Grant go back to the island? He knows what’s going to happen!
      I could see him do a cameo though, maybe as a grumpy father forbidding his kids to go to Jurassic World because it’s too dangerous.

    • Ridge

      I think it would be awesome if Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum make just a cameo in the movie, not more than that.

      • The Flobbit

        The most awesome thing that could happen would be Sam Neill turning up at the last minute, maybe in a helicopter or a mech suit, with a stupidly big flamethrower or machine gun, gunning down the T-rex that’s threatening his kids, and then spouting an icy cool one liner like, “Extinction is coming to town, baby” or “This old fossil’s got a bit more fossil ass to kick.”

        Just saying…

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