While Judy Greer began her career largely playing small supporting roles in small comedies and television shows, she has suddenly begun moving into the blockbuster phase of her career. Later this year she will be a part of the fantastic ensemble cast featured in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and at the end of 2015 she will be starring right alongside George Clooney in Brad Bird's Tomorrowland. Today The Wrap reports that the actress is ready to take on Blockbuster Movie #3. Sources have told the site that Greer has become the latest actor to join the cast of Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World.
The 2015 blockbuster is inching closer to production every day, and in the past few weeks has been continually building on its already impressive cast. Chris Pratt, who is moving into a similar blockbuster phase to Greer's, will be playing the male lead in the movie, while Bryce Dallas Howard will star opposite. The supporting cast includes a collection of impressive names, including Omar Sy, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Irrfan Khan,and Vincent D'onofrio (who will be playing the central human antagonist). Unfortunately, at this point we don't know very much about what kind of roles any of the actors will be playing.
As for members of the original Jurassic Park cast, right now only B.D. Wong - who played Jurassic Park scientist Henry Wu - is attached to reprise his role. That could very well change in a big way in the coming weeks.
Greer had a fairly uneventful year on the big screen in 2013, but where she was really active was on television. In addition to reviving her Arrested Development character Kitty Sanchez for the new season on Netflix, she also starred in the fourth season of the animated series Archer. This summer she has a new live-action series called Married debuting on FX, but sadly we have yet to see a preview for the series.
In addition to the aforementioned Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Tomorrowland, Greer's upcoming feature work includes a supporting role in Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children and a voice-over role in Pixar's The Good Dinosaur (two dinosaur projects in one year!)
With Universal Pictures having set Jurassic World with a June 12th, 2015 release date, we can expect production to start soon, and hopefully when that happens we will start to get more details about the screenplay co-written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Until then, just enjoy the music.
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