With the highly anticipated Jurassic World sequel set to start shooting later this month, the film has just made a last minute addition to the cast: according to THR, veteran actor James Cromwell will be appearing alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Great work, Jurassic World sequel casting people.
The brilliant Cromwell as been acting for more than 50 years, with credits in the likes of The Green Mile, LA Confidential, Star Trek: First Contact, I, Robot and Babe under his belt. He also recently won an Emmy for his performance as Dr Arthur Arden in American Horror Story: Asylum. IMDb has him down as having 176 film and TV acting credits, which is kind of impressive.
Like basically everything to do with Jurassic World‘s sequel, which is currently untitled, Cromwell’s character details are being kept secret. However, we can totally see him playing either a creepy corporate villain or a Professor John Hammond-type dino-sympathiser dude. Cromwell is a vegan and animal rights activist in real life, so maybe that will also extend to CG dinosaurs.
As well as Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Pete’s Dragon), Cromwell will be joining returning Jurassic World 2 cast member BD Wong and newbies Ted Levine (The Silence Of The Lambs), Toby Jones (the Harry Potter films), Rafe Spall (Life Of Pi), Daniella Pineda (The Originals) and Justice Smith (The Get Down).
A Monster Calls director JA Bayona is helming the film, Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow are writing the script, Belen Atienza, Patrick Crowley and Frank Marshall are producing, and Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow and Thomas Tull are serving as executive producers. Michael Giacchino is composing the music and Oscar Faura is the director of photography.
The untitled Jurassic World sequel is in cinemas from 8 June 2018. Get all the latest science fiction news with every issue of SciFiNow.