Jurassic World Sequel Adds The Silence of the Lambs Star Ted Levine

Variety reports that the cast for the upcoming Jurassic World sequel has grown with the addition of actor Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs, Monk) in an unspecified role.

RELATED: J.A. Bayona Says Jurassic World 2 Will Surprise You

JA Bayona (The ImpossibleA Monster Calls) will direct the Jurassic World sequel from a script by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Levine joins a cast that includes returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, alongside Toby Jones, Justice Smith, Rafe Spall, and Daniella Pineda. Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg will produce the film, which is scheduled for a release on June 22, 2018.

Trevorrow previously revealed the quote from the original Jurassic Park that inspired their idea for the sequel, which comes from Sam Neil’s Alan Grant: “Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?”

“Every story is different and you need to find the depth of every story and try to express it on the screen,” Bayona recently told CS. “The ‘Jurassic World’ sequel is a more collaborative filmmaker experience, not only with Colin Trevorrow, but also with Steven [Spielberg] and with Frank Marshall. It’s their baby as much as it is mine. It’s about sharing views and working together to bring the story to life. But, at the same time, the way I face telling a story is to find something very personal. I think there will be plenty of myself also in the film.”

Cameras are expected to roll on the Jurassic World sequel in March.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)