Casting is well underway for the still-untitled sequel to 2015’s mega-hit, “Jurassic World,” and today saw the addition of yet another notable character actor, one who managed to shock audiences twenty-five years ago while simultaneously ruining a perfectly good pop song.
Variety reports that Ted Levine, the man responsible for portraying the thoroughly creepy Buffalo Bill in the 1991 horror classic, “Silence of the Lambs,” has officially joined the “Jurassic World” sequel in an unknown role. He’ll join returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, along with a number of other newcomers. Pretty much all details are being kept under tight wraps, as is to be expected, but given Levine’s cinematic history, the odds are probably not in his favor that he’ll make it out of the next dinosaur misadventure in one piece.
“Jurassic World,” the first sequel in the franchise since 2001, quickly became one of the most successful films of all time, pulling in $208 million in its opening weekend (second now only to “The Force Awakens”) before going on to gross $1.67 billion worldwide.
Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Orphanage,” “The Impossible”) and also costarring Justin Smith, Toby Jones and Rafe Spall, “Jurassic World 2” is scheduled for theatrical release on June 22, 2018.
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