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Jurassic World is bringing up the XX chromosome quotient for the tentpole by adding three more ladies to the cast.
Judy Greer has closed a deal to join the newest installment of Universal’s rampaging dinosaurs movie series. Also boarding the movie are Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus.
The cast already includes Bryce Dallas Howard as a corporate scientist who works at the park, while Chris Pratt is a dino wrangler with a cowboy attitude.
Other actors on the roll call are Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio and BD Wong.
Details for the characters were not revealed, but the trio will nicely balance out what so far has been a male-skewing cast (Velociraptors apparently like both kinds of meat). Universal has scheduled a June 12, 2015, release.
Colin Trevorrow is directing the movie, which is being produced by Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley. Steven Spielberg is exec producing.
Trevorrow wrote the screenplay with Derek Connolly (the two were behind the character-based, sci-fi tinged drama Safety Not Guaranteed).
Jurassic marks the third high-profile sci-fi feature project in a row for Greer, who will be seen in this summer’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and is wrapping up a part in Tomorrowland, the Brad Bird film starring George Clooney.
Greer, whose memoir, I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star, comes out on April 8, is repped by CAA, Principato Young Entertainment and Felker Toczek.
McGrath currently stars in NBC’s Dracula, and had roles in BBC’s Merlin and Showtime Networks’ The Tudors. She’s repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment.
Lapkus, who will next appear in Adam Sandler comedy Blended, co-stars in Netflix’s hit series Orange Is the New Black. She’s repped by CAA and Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment.
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