Chris Pratt Confirms JURASSIC WORLD Casting

Chris Pratt Confirms JURASSIC WORLD Casting

Chris Pratt is officially heading to JURASSIC WORLD.

The PARKS AND REC actor recently confirmed that he'd signed on for the film, directed by SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED's Colin Trevorrow, in a new interview with Peace River Record Gazette, according to Dark Horizons.

"For me, Jurassic Park was really kind of my Star Wars," he said. "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."

Reports have speculated that Pratt could take over the role originally set to be played by Josh Brolin. Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson are also in negotiations for the film.

The first film, released originally in 1993, was recently re-released in 3D April 5. It starred Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum , Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Attenborough , the film based on the novel by Michael Crichton is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen .

Pratt's upcoming big screen projects include Delivery Man, The LEGO Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy. He is known for his role as 'Andy Dwyer' on NBC's Parks and Recreation. His past film credits include Her, Zero Dark Thirty, The Five-Year Engagement, Moneyball, Jennifer's Body, Bride Wars, Wanted and more. He has also appeared on TV in The O.C. and Everwood.

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