“The Originals” alum Daniella Pineda has joined the cast of the “Jurassic World” sequel an unspecified role (via Variety). While we don’t know who she’ll play at this time, the report notes that Pineda will portray one of the female leads.
The actress is the latest to board the follow-up to 2015’s box office hit. Joining her will be Toby Jones (“Captain America”, “The Hunger Games”), Rafe Spall (“Prometheus,” “Life of Pi”), and Justice Smith (“The Get Down”, “Paper Towns”).
Details surrounding the sequel are currently underwraps, however, we do know that stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return for the sequel. It’s also expected that B.D. Wong will return, although there has not been any official confirmation regarding this as of yet.
Pineda is perhaps best known for her work on the CW’s “The Originals,” as well as TBS’ “The Detour.” Ahead of her “Jurassic World 2” role, Pineda can next be seen in the forthcoming films, “Mr. Roosevelt” and “Before/During/After” — both of which look to be released sometime this year.
The follow-up to “Jurassic World” was written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly and will be helmed by J.A. Bayona. Filming on the sequel is expected to begin in March. The first film nabbed a massive $652 million domestically and a whopping $1.6 Billion worldwide when it was released back in 2015.
“Jurassic World 2” will hit theaters on June 22, 2018.
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