I wouldn’t think to consider Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men, Oldboy) and Chris Pratt (Parks And Recreation, Guardians Of The Galaxy) for the same roles. They seem like very different actors with very different skills. But what do I know? I’m just a lowly blogger. The powers that be over at Universal see it differently.
They’d been negotiating with Brolin for a lead role in the upcoming third Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World. But after talks broke down over what Variety describes as “scheduling and salary discussions,” they’ve now offered his role to Pratt. The trade says these negotiations are “very preliminary,” and haven’t even reached the point where Brolin’s broke down. So this galactic guardian is not yet a resident of Jurassic World. (The movie is about space dinosaurs, right? Because that would be awesome.)
If Pratt signs on, he would join a cast that already includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, and Nick Robinson. Jurassic World’s script was written by director Colin Trevorrow with his Safety Not Guaranteed collaborator Derek Connolly. If and when Pratt joins up, I imagine the character might get tweaked to tailor it to his particular skills. Or maybe not! Maybe before you know it, Pratt will be hitting bad guys with hammers and playing George W. Bush in surprisingly sympathetic biopics. Only time will tell.