‘Bridgerton’ Star Jonathan Bailey Eyes ‘Jurassic World 4’ Role Opposite Scarlett Johansson

Life always finds a way, and the Jurassic Park franchise has proven especially resilient. Universal and Amblin are already moving fast on Jurassic World 4, a film that is looked at as a soft reboot with a completely new cast. With Gareth Edwards (The Creator) behind the camera, and Scarlett Johansson set to star, Deadline reports that Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey is in early talks to join them.

Bailey is a multi-time award winner for his work on the stage and screen, including a Critics Choice Award for his performance in Fellow Travelers. This will be the English actor’s biggest film role by far. He has previously appeared in such films as The Mercy and Testament of Youth, and will play Fiyero Tigelaar in the big-screen adaptations of Wicked.

Rumors have swirled about other potential co-stars for Johansson, including Dev Patel and Colman Domingo. These films tend to have starry casts, so either or both could end up joining. When or if that happens, expect Universal to make an announcement official.

The new Jurassic World film has Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall aboard as exec-producers, sticking with the franchise they’ve been a part of for so long. David Koepp, writer of the first two Jurassic Park movies, is scripting this one, too, in time for a release on July 2nd 2025.

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