According to a report from The Wrap, Bryce Dallas Howard is currently in talks to play the leading role in the upcoming 4th installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise. The fourth film, directed by Colin Trevorrow, is called “Jurassic World” and sees the return of Steven Spielberg as producer.
Howard is most known for her role as Gwen Stacy in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 as well as her roles in the M. Night Shyamalan films, The Village and The Lady in the Water. She recently starred in Tate Taylor’s The Help. Her role in Jurassic World has not been revealed yet.
Trevorrow is both directing and co-writer the film alongside Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are attached to produce alongside Spielberg.
Jurassic World will be shot in 3D and is planned to hit theaters on Friday, June 12, 2015.
Jurassic World continues the franchise that was initially based on the 1990 science fiction novel written by Michael Crichton. The novel was adapted by Spielberg and later won 3 Oscars, 19 other awards, and 15 nominations. The book’s sequel, The Lost World (1995), was also adapted by Spielberg into a film in 1997. While the third film in the franchise was not directly adapted from a novel, it utilized both previous novels to create a storyline that had similar thematic elements and overall feel. The third film also used several scenes from both books that had not been adapted into the previous films.