Iron Man 3’s Ty Simpkins Lands Lead Role in Jurassic World

Deadline is reporting that 12-year-old actor Ty Simpkins has landed one of the lead roles in director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World. The site also says that New Girl star Jake Johnson is reportedly in the mix for a role in the film, but that remains unconfirmed.

Steven Spielberg returns to produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series with Trevorrow both directing and co-writing alongside Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are attached to produce alongside Spielberg. Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is also in negotiations for a role in the film.

Though most well known for playing Harley in this summer’s Iron Man 3, Simpkins has been acting for eight years and has had roles in Speilberg’s War of the Worlds and both Insidious films.
Jurassic World will be shot in 3D and is planned to hit theaters on Friday, June 12, 2015.
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