Judy Greer is most known for playing sarcastic, over the top characters like Kitty on the gone-too-soon Fox sitcom Arrested Development, and sassy best friend types in tons of other shows and films. She’s also putting together one hell of a string of science fiction movies. This summer she’ll take to the trees as an ape named Cornelia in Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, next year she’ll visit Tomorrowland with George Clooney, and now she’s added a tussle with dinosaurs to her docket, as she has joined the cast of Jurassic World.
The fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, The Wrap reports that Greer is joining a cast that includes Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, and Omar Sy. Original cast member B.D. Wong, who played one of the scientists, Dr. Henry Wu, on the island off of Costa Rica, will return for this latest dino adventure, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Vincent D’Onofrio will reportedly play the central villain. Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) is handling the directing duties, and wrote the script with his writing partner Derek Connolly. Steven Spielberg will even be around in a producer capacity. All in all this sounds like one hell of a party, though we’re still holding out hope that some more members of the original cast, *cough, Jeff Goldblum, cough,* will be back for another go round.
Greer also has a role in another dinosaur-related movie, though in an animated capacity this time. She’ll lend her voice to Pixar’s upcoming The Good Dinosaur. Maybe she’s got a lizard fetish we don’t know about.
We don’t have many specifics about the story of Jurassic World just yet, but if the rumors are true, it sounds a lot like the plot of Jaws 3-D, but with dinosaurs instead of sharks. Despite previous troubles, well documented in the earlier films, Jurassic World has actually got off the ground and become the number one tourist destination in the world. That makes sense, who doesn’t want to see real life dinosaurs? But, as with theme parks of this nature in movies, there is a problem, and some of the attractions escape and run amok. Just the very idea of a bunch of dinosaurs on the rampage through a crowd of fat, obnoxious, sunburned tourists, makes my heart smile.
You may ask yourself, why in the hell would anyone continue to attempt to bring dinosaurs back from extinction when we know full well how wrong that can go, and that is something Jurassic World is going to have to deal with. Fortunately, it sounds like that’s something Trevorrow and Connolly have taken into consideration. We don’t know the details, but Pratt says the script has found a brilliant workaround for that problem.
Jurassic World is scheduled to begin filming soon, and will devour moviegoers June 12, 2015. Until then, say goodbye to these!