Geraldine Chaplin Reunites with J.A. Bayona for Jurassic World 2

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Geraldine Chaplin Reunites with J.A. Bayona for Jurassic World 2

Geraldine Chaplin reunites with J.A. Bayona for Jurassic World 2

Jurassic World 2 director J.A. Bayona took to Twitter last night to announce his “good luck charm,” Geraldine Chaplin, will be venturing with him to the upcoming sequel. Chaplin, daughter of legendary silent film comedian Charlie Chaplin, has appeared in all of Bayona’s three previous films (The Orphanage, The Impossible, A Monster Calls) and has an extensive amount of film credits, including her father’s film Limelight, the classic Doctor Zhivago, and even Richard Attenborough’s Chaplin, where she played her own grandmother.

She joins a cast that includes returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, alongside Toby Jones, Justice Smith, Rafe Spall, Ted Levine, Daniella Pineda, and James Cromwell. Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg will produce the film, which is scheduled for a release on June 22, 2018.

Trevorrow previously revealed the quote from the original Jurassic Park that inspired their idea for the sequel, which comes from Sam Neil’s Alan Grant: “Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?”

“Every story is different and you need to find the depth of every story and try to express it on the screen,” Bayona recently told CS. “The ‘Jurassic World’ sequel is a more collaborative filmmaker experience, not only with Colin Trevorrow, but also with Steven [Spielberg] and with Frank Marshall. It’s their baby as much as it is mine. It’s about sharing views and working together to bring the story to life. But, at the same time, the way I face telling a story is to find something very personal. I think there will be plenty of myself also in the film.”

Cameras are rolling on the Jurassic World sequel. You can view a few photos by Bryce Dallas Howard from the set below.

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