Bryce Dallas Howard in Talks to Lead JURASSIC WORLD

Bryce Dallas Howard in Talks to Lead JURASSIC WORLD

Bryce Dallas Howard may soon be heading to JURASSIC WORLD.

As first reported by The Wrap, the actress has been circling the project for weeks, but was recently offered one of the lead roles in the upcoming return to Steven Spielberg's iconic franchise. Deadline has also confirmed the news.

SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED's Colin Trevorrow will direct the film, featuring a script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The film is currently slated for a June 12, 2015 release.

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 .

Howard has quickly become one of Hollywood's most versatile and dynamic young talents both on screen and behind the camera. In 2011, Howard starred in three of the year's most celebrated films including critically lauded award-winning screen adaption of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel THE HELP; Clint Eastwood's HEREAFTER co-starring Matt Damon; and 50/50 opposite Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. She also co-wrote and executive produced the Sony Classics indie film RESTLESS starring Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper with director Gus Van Sant. Howard made her 2006 directorial debut with the short film ORCHIDS. Several years later, she collaborated with Canon and producer/director Ron Howard to direct her second short film WHEN YOU FIND ME as part of Canon's innovative and inaugural "Project Imagin8ion" campaign. This year both Bryce and Ron have returned to "Project Imagint10on" for a new collaborative series of short films which will premiere at Canon's Project Imaginat10n Film Festival in the fall. Most recently, Howard directed an MTV Supervideo for M83's "Claudia Lewis" starring Lily Collins and Israel Broussard. Howard was also chosen to direct a short film as part of a series to commemorate Vanity Fair's centennial, presented in collaboration with American Express. As part of the series, which features renowned directors interpreting the history of the past century, Howard explores the 1960s through the eyes of some of the decade's most beloved personalities. Howard also directed one of five short films included in The Lifetime Original Movie event "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film," which made its world premiere in April 2013. From a team of executive producers including Jennifer Aniston, the anthology features five interwoven stories that raise a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental illness. Written by Deirdre O'Connor, Howard's film "Lucy" centers a law student (Brittany Snow) who finds herself amidst the horror of schizophrenia and while institutionalized, she begins her path to healing by way of the support of a new friend (Jason Ritter), meds, and her psychotherapist (Octavia Spencer).