'Intouchables' Star Omar Sy Joins 'Jurassic World'

Omar Sy

"Fan of this saga from the beginning, I'm very proud to be part of the cast," tweets the French star on joining the Universal reboot of the dinosaur action franchise.

French star Omar Sy (The Intouchables) has joined the cast of Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World, the reboot of the blockbuster dinosaur action franchise.

The Cesar-winning actor this morning tweeted the news – in French and English – to his fans, saying he was a "fan of the saga from the beginning, I'm very proud to be part of the cast."

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Sy did not reveal details about his role in the 3D feature, which also stars Chris Pratt, Irrfan Khan, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio and Jake Johnson.

Trevorrow wrote the screenplay to Jurassic World with Derek Connolly. Steven Spielberg, who directed the first Jurassic Park film in 1993, is producing Jurassic World together with Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley.

Universal is set to bow the film on June 15, 2015. Sy, who blasted to international fame with The Intouchables, which earned more than $425 million worldwide, will be seen next in Bryan Singer's X Men: Days of Future Past.

Sy is repped by Agence Adequat in France and by CAA in the U.S.