"The Get Down" star Justice Smith may soon be doing more screaming and running than making music.
The actor has reportedly been cast in the upcoming "Jurassic World" sequel. Sources tell Variety that he'll join stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the dinosaur action flick as a young scientist. Smith's fellow newcomers include Rafe Spall and Toby Jones.
"Jurassic World 2" has T. rex-sized shoes to fill. Its predecessor was a box office mega-hit in 2015, drawing in more than $208.8 million in its domestic debut alone, according to Box Office Mojo data. It went on to gross $1.67 billion worldwide. Clearly, everyone loves rampaging prehistoric creatures.
The sci-fi sequel will be quite a departure from Smith's role on the Netflix music series "The Get Down," but his past work makes us think he can handle it. The film will be directed by J.A. Bayona, who is working from a script by "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.
The "Jurassic World" sequel is slated for release on June 22, 2018.
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