Jurassic World Still Building Its Cast, Brings In Dallas Buyers Club's James DuMont

As might have been able to tell from the bunch of photos that we've seen from the set, not to mention videos, Jurassic World has been in production for a while now, but apparently that doesn't mean that the film is done adding cast members just yet. New reports have surfaced saying that character actor James DuMont has become the latest actor to join the lineup of starts in the 2015 blockbuster.

The news of DuMont's casting comes to us from The Hollywood Reporter, though the story fails to mention what role he is playing in the movie (given how late he is signing on, we can probably assume that it's not that big a role. The veteran actor is joining a stellar cast that includes Chris Pratt (as a scientist doing behavioral research on Velociraptors), Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Nick Robinson, Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, Ty Simpkins, BD Wong, and Omar Sy.

While DuMont may not exactly be a household name, it's pretty much guaranteed that you've seen him in something. Starting his career in 1980 with an uncredited role in John Landis' The Blues Brothers, the actor has over 100 titles on his resume, regularly mixing things up between television and film. He recently had a recurring roles on both the HBO New Orleans-based series Treme and FX's American Horror Story. As for the big screen, he played opposite Jared Leto in one of the most powerful scenes of Dallas Buyers Club, playing the father of the Oscar winner's transgender character:

We're not entirely sure what the drama driving Jurassic World will be, but the script co-written by director Colin Trevorrow and Pat Crowley is set 30 years after the events of the first movie in the franchise and finds that the idea of Jurassic Park has actually managed to be successful, bringing John Hammond's dream to life. Trevorrow has discussed that one of the key themes in the movie will be how our modern society has become strangely complacent and bored despite technological marvels and advancements occurring all around us every day. A key mental image that helped spark the plot was the idea of a teen turning his back on a T-rex cage so that he can stare at his cell phone and text his girlfriend.

Jurassic World will likely continue to film for the next couple of weeks, with Universal Pictures planning to release the movie in theaters June 12, 2015.

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