Chris Pratt to Replace Josh Brolin in 'Jurassic World'

The actor still has to sort through his 'Parks and Recreation' schedule before a deal is made. Plus, Irrfan Khan is eyeing a supporting role.
Chris Pratt is in early talks to replace Josh Brolin in Jurassic World
Chris Pratt is in early talks to replace Josh Brolin in Jurassic World
Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt is in early talks to join Jurassic World. No character details were given, but it is the same role that Josh Brolin was in talks for last month, although a deal was never finalized.

The talks between Universal Pictures and Chris Pratt are said to be in the very early stages, and the actor would have to iron out any possible scheduling conflicts with the sequel and his NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, if it is renewed for another season. The actor doesn't have any other film projects lined up at this time.

The production is also courting Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi,The Amazing Spider-Man) for a supporting role, although no details were given for that character either. Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins are the only confirmed actors on board thus far, although we reported last month that a casting call gave Idris Elba top billing in the sequel.

Colin Trevorrow is directing from a script he co-wrote with his Safety Not Guaranteed writing partner Derek Connolly.

Chris Pratt will next be seen in the DreamWorks comedy Delivery Man and the upcoming indie Her.

Jurassic World comes to theaters June 12th, 2015 and stars Ty Simpkins, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, B.D. Wong, Omar Sy. The film is directed by Colin Trevorrow.



Sources: The Wrap

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Comments (18)

  1. Sean

    Not sure he'd be right for Jurassic World.

    5 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. Diaigma

    @undeadslayer4 - exactly! Reboot! It needs one :P

    5 months agoby @diaigmaFlag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @diaigma he would replace tom cruise cause thee gonna end the franchise anyway so why bother unless its a reboot

    5 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. Diaigma

    @undeadslayer4 - not until he has a role in the new Star Wars trilogy or a replaces Tom Cruise in the Mission Impossible franchise :P

    5 months agoby @diaigmaFlag

  5. MovieManiac

    This guy is on a roll.

    5 months agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  6. undeadslayer4

    @diaigma will this ever end

    5 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  7. undeadslayer4

    @monkeyiron2-0 well this is new

    5 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  8. Diaigma

    From heroes to bricks to dinosaurs. Another A lister on our hands? :P

    5 months agoby @diaigmaFlag

  9. CelluloidDreams

    Chris Pratt to .....WHO!?!?!?.

    5 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  10. ed_wood

    As of right now, I have no interest in this movie. Hopefully that changes.

    5 months agoby @ed-woodFlag

  11. thedude-abides

    Good. He's an upgrade.

    5 months agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  12. Monkeyiron 2.0

    GUARDIANS OF JURASSIC LEGO WORLD!!!

    5 months agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  13. Brizzy

    Wow.. This guy is really getting some huge roles..

    5 months agoby @BrizzyFlag

  14. JasonKat

    i bet Irrfan Khan dies in this1. lol.

    On other news.. i hope this is the jurassic park we always wanted after the first film. rather than just another jp with younger stars.
    I would at least hope that org. cast members...timmy and lex return as adults who could own part of the island now that "grandpa" AKA John Hammond has died if that could work. but i would hate to see them both in hot-water after jp has 1s again lost control of the park.
    Another way it could work was if they only showed both of em as a cameo role at the beganing of the film, then at the very end who return to the island and saves the remaining of the people. kinda like they saved jp in the first film with the computer systems.

    5 months agoby @jasonkatFlag

  15. LuxoIII

    Sources...?

    5 months agoby @brady1138Flag

  16. OhhmeohhMy

    I do like him. He will bring a humor to the film. I suppose. But yea I like to see what he brings and what his character on the movie is. I guess dinosaurs never really die in the land of film. Hope it turns out to be a classic for the times to come.

    5 months agoby @OhhmeohhMyFlag

  17. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    This and Guardians have good results for his future on the big screen.

    5 months agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  18. skywise

    Glad to see his film career is taking off. He is by far one of the funniest things on P&R.

    5 months agoby @skywiseFlag