The news originated from JurassicWorld-Movie.com, which cites sources close to the production, and reveals that the actor is in talks to star in an unspecified role.
Idris Elba was also revealed as a part of the cast in a casting call that recently went out. The listing also mentions Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson and Josh Brolin, whom we reported on Friday, and who is in early negotiations. However, this new casting call doesn't mention New Girl's Jake Johnson, who has been rumored for a supporting role.
Here is the brief plot rundown given in the casting call.
Colin Trevorrow is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Derek Connolly. According to the casting notice, production will take place in Los Angeles, Baton Rougue, Louisiana and Hawaii, although it isn't known exactly when shooting may begin.
Idris Elba, who starred in this summer's Pacific Rim, will next be seen in Thor: The Dark World and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
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.