Josh Brolin Circling a Lead Role in ‘Jurassic World’

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The cast for Jurassic World – the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise (and first to be shot in 3D) – was reported as having gained a couple of young additions over this past week, with Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3, Insidious Chapter 2) and Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer) lined up to portray brothers in the movie. Meanwhile, long-rumored candidate Bryce Dallas Howard appears to have locked down one of the adult lead human roles in the dino adventure.

Back when the story broke that Howard has begun formal talks to play a lead role in Jurassic World, there was also a report about how Josh Brolin is being eyed to tackle the other important grown-up character role in the film. That report was quickly taken down, but we’re now hearing from multiple outlets that the Oscar-nominee is, in fact, readying to play in dinosaur-infested territory (potentially, Isla Numar, as featured in the original Jurassic Park movie).

Deadline claims that Universal is “circling” Brolin to star in Jurassic World, while Variety (which broke, then quickly retracted this story three weeks ago), is saying that the actor has begun early talks to sign on for the project. As it were, this isn’t the first occasion this year where Brolin has been pursued for a pivotal role in an upcoming blockbuster; on the contrary, the actor himself revealed about a month ago that he was approached to play the Caped Crusader in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman. However, in the case of Jurassic World, a deal with Brolin seems more likely to materialize.

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Brolin feels like an appropriate choice to co-headline the fourth (and, as it were, rebooting) chapter in the Jurassic Park franchise. He has a similar history as a lauded character actor as his predecessors on the series – JP I & III lead Sam Neill and The Lost World: Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum (who was more of a costar in the original Jurassic Park) – but also more versatility, when it comes to playing the action hero. That combination of talent made him an excellent choice to headline Spike Lee’s Oldboy (releasing next month), in addition to forthcoming roles as two very different hunky bruisers, in Jason Reitman’s drama Labor Day this winter and Robert Rodriguez’ comic book movie sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in Summer 2014.

All in all, the prospective cast for Jurassic World continues to show more and more promise, as does the choice of Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) as the film’s director. Now, we just have to wait and see if Trevorrow and co-writer Derek Connolly – drawing from a previous script draft written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) – put together a story that’s good enough to justify the existence of a fourth Jurassic Park movie in the first place…


Jurassic World opens in U.S. theaters on June 12th, 2015.

Source: Deadline, Variety

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  1. As long as he reprises his role as “Lou Ellen Moss” from “No Country for Old Men,” then sign me up.

  2. I like Brolin for this and he gives reason to be
    optimistic this film will do the franchise justice.

  3. Cast him, just do it lol. He’s an awesome actor and I would love to see him in this film. If the casting remains on this side of the fence with great actors like Bryce, Brolin and Rominson continually being cast, it’ll not only be better than the original Jurassic Park’s cast but up the quality of the film to another level.

  4. Yep, this is a great casting choice.

  5. when r we going to hear about the original cast

  6. Very solid choice!

  7. A thousand years in the future, an idealist named Hohn Jammond discovers a planet and places a theme park of resurrected dinosaurs upon it. Little does he know that soon it will be overrun and the dinosaurs will use the space ships to land on earth and…wreak havoc in NYC since we seem to have some sick fetish about seeing NYC in flames.

    • Jeff Goldblum, is that you??

  8. He’s a really good choice for it . I really want to see him in this now that it’s mentioned hope it happens

  9. He is so much better than that.

    I think a film like that needs to pull good actors that maybe have not yet had their break in Hollywood. Kind of like they did with Sam Neill.

    I feel like i’m living is some bizzaro world when Affleck gets Batman and Josh Brolin gets Jurassic Park.

  10. Brolin would do very very well in my opinion. Cast him!