As anyone who’s ever seen a Jurassic Park movie knows, dinosaurs aren’t the only enemy. Certain humans tend to be big jerks too, and we now know that the chief jerk of the Homo sapiens contingent in Universal’s series reboot Jurassic World will be Vincent D’Onofrio. The report comes from Deadline, which also confirms that Indian star Irrfan Khan – who you may remember as Norman Osborn’s personal assistant from The Amazing Spider-Man – takes a lead role in the dino flick as well.
D’Onofrio was last spotted in the so-terrible-it’s-awesome Escape Plan, the prison escape/action flick that featured the double-threat starring duo of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. He was also the long time star of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, which closed its last case back in 2011. D’Onofrio has a bunch more lined up, and he’s just added a project that will likely involve him being consumed by some sharp-toothed, cloned beast from the prehistoric era. So that’s great. Khan’s role isn’t clear, though Deadline claims that both newly confirmed cast members are in starring roles.
Jurassic World is currently in its pre-production phase, with director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) prepping the growing cast for the story/script he developed with creative partner Derek Connolly. Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt are both currently attached to star as well. Steven Spielberg will bring his experience creating the film version of Michael Crichton’s books into a producer role, alongside Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley.
Universal has a June 12, 2015 release set for Jurassic World.