By Mark Olsen
8:00 AM EDT, September 27, 2013
News broke Thursday that actress Bryce Dallas Howard is in talks to join the cast of the much-anticipated sequel "Jurassic World," the fourth in the franchise that kicked off with Steven Spielberg's 1993 film "Jurassic Park."
There are few specifics on the movie's plot line, but the creatures of the earlier films seem to now inhabit their own world. The film is being directed by Colin Trevorrow, following up his Sundance sci-fi rom-com "Safety Not Guaranteed." Trevorrow is co-writing the film with his "Safety" collaborator, Derek Connolly.
After appearances in such high-profile pictures as "Spider-Man 3" and the "Twilight" franchise, one-time Golden Globe nominee Howard, daughter of director Ron Howard, seemed to have slowed down in front of the camera in the past couple of years. She was last seen on-screen in 2011's "50/50" and "The Help." She has directed a number of short films and also had a hand in producing Gus Van Sant's 2011 film "Restless."
(Check out the video below for a look at Howard's recent contribution to the Vanity Fair "Decades" project, in which such personalities as John Landis, June Lockhart, Chaka Khan, Rip Taylor, Florence Henderson, Rose Marie and Smokey Robinson give their recollections on the 1960s.)
"Jurassic World" is scheduled for June 12, 2015.
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