Buh bye, Josh Brolin, hello Chris Pratt.
After multiple reports that Brolin was being eyed for the male lead in Jurassic World, the fourth instalment of the Jurassic Park movie series, Variety is now reporting that Chris Pratt is in talks to star.
Talks with Brolin didn’t extend far beyond the preliminary stages, but if he accepts, Pratt will be playing an ex-military man in the 3D sequel, which is due out June 12, 2015.
Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson are also lined up for the new film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg, who is exec producing, are working closely to choose the actors for the movie.
Plot details are scarce, but a report on JoBlo revealed that Jurassic World could be set in present day Isla Nublar (the island from the first film) and could feature aquatic dinosaurs.
Pratt, already a well-known commodity from TV’s Parks & Recreation, will be getting a huge push next summer courtesy of his leading role as Star-Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
Jurassic World could tip him all the way into the A-list club.