“The Get Down” star Justice Smith may soon be doing more screaming and running than making music.
The actor has reportedly been cast in the upcoming “Jurassic World” sequel. Sources tell Variety that he’ll join stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the dinosaur action flick as a young scientist. Smith’s fellow newcomers include Rafe Spall and Toby Jones.
“Jurassic World 2” has T. rex-sized shoes to fill. Its predecessor was a box office mega-hit in 2015, drawing in more than $208.8 million in its domestic debut alone, according to Box Office Mojo data. It went on to gross $1.67 billion worldwide. Clearly, everyone loves rampaging prehistoric creatures.
The sci-fi sequel will be quite a departure from Smith’s role on the Netflix music series “The Get Down,” but his past work makes us think he can handle it. The film will be directed by J.A. Bayona, who is working from a script by “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.
The “Jurassic World” sequel is slated for release on June 22, 2018.
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
Talk Show Appearance of the Day:
Felicity Jones was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week showing off some of her action moves from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story plus a badass clip:
Movie Science of the Day:
Speaking of Star Wars, Kyle Hill explains why the iconic double sunset in the first movie would actually be cooler in real life:
Custom Fan Build of the Day:
And also speaking of Star Wars, see Colin Furze create a giant AT-AT in a backyard for a kid’s playhouse (via Geek Tyrant):
Mashup of the Day:
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