Jurassic World 4 casts Netflix star in leading role

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The Lincoln Lawyer star Manuel Garcia-Rulfo has been cast in the new Jurassic World movie.

According to Deadline, the actor will star alongside Marvel star Scarlett Johansson and Bridgerton's Jonathan Bailey in the upcoming addition to the the Jurassic Park saga, which is expected to hit cinemas on July 2, 2025.

The movie will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), after David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Bullet Train) stepped away from the project.

Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park's David Koepp will be returning to write the movie, while Steven Spielberg will be one of the executive producers.

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Further details regarding the movie's plot or their characters is yet to be announced, however it has been confirmed that the movie will be a fresh take on the franchise, with Jurassic World Dominion's Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard unlikely to return.

Original Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum are not expected to reprise their roles either.

Garcia-Rulfo is best known for his role as Mickey Haller in popular Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer, which was renewed for a third season in August last year.

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He has also appeared in Prime Video series Goliath alongside Billy Bob Thornton, Nina Arianda and Tania Raymonde.

Best known for her role as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow in the MCU films, Johansson most recently featured in Wes Anderson feature Asteroid City. She will next be seen in Fly Me to the Moon alongside Channing Tatum.

Meanwhile, Bailey is known for his role as Lord Anthony Bridgerton in Netflix's Bridgerton, and is also set to appear in the upcoming Wicked movies as Fiyero Tigelaar.

The fourth Jurassic World movie currently has a release date of July 2, 2025.

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