'Jurassic World' Sequel Adds New Female Lead

Daniella Pineda will join Bryce Dallas Howard in J.A. Bayona's 2018 tentpole.
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Daniella Pineda

Daniella Pineda has joined the cast of Universal's Jurassic World sequel.

Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt will return for the J.A. Bayona-directed follow-up, which recently added The Get Down's Justice Smith.

All plot and character details are being kept under wraps, but it is probably safe to expect loads of dinosaurs. 

Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow co-wrote the screenplay with Derek Connolly and will executive produce with Steven Spielberg. Belén Atienza, Patrick Crowley and Frank Marshall will produce.

The 2015 feature grossed $1.67 billion at the global box office, becoming the fourth-highest-grossing movie of all time. 

This is poised to be a breakout role for Pineda, whose past credits are largely on TV shows like TBS' The Detour and HBO's High Maintenance. She next will appear in the indie feature Mr. Roosevelt.

Pineda is repped by Innovative Artists, Kirsten Ames Management and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams.

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