Chris Pratt, unexpected movie-star in the making, has confirmed his casting in the upcoming Jurassic Park sequel Jurassic World.
Speaking to the Peace River Record Gazette, Pratt made official his long-rumoured involvement in the picture.
“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.”
Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) is directing the pic, which is set to take place 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park. (Of course, by the time Jurassic World hits cinemas in June of 2015, 22 years will have passed since the original’s release. You officially feel old. You’re welcome.)
Bryce Dallas Howard also stars.
Pratt will next be heard in The Lego Movie and seen in Guardians of the Galaxy.