Coming off the success of 2012’s “Life of Pi” and after months of unconfirmed rumors, Indian star Irrfan Khan has been officially cast in Universal’s reboot “Jurassic World.”
It’s currently unknown what part he will play but sources say it will be a key supporting role.
Here’s more from Deadline about the development of “Jurassic World”:
[Vincent] D’Onofrio will play the bad guy in the pic that Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt are also attached to star in. D’Onofrio, repped by UTA, Silver Lining Entertainment and attorney Ken Richman, recently wrapped The Judge opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall.
He will next be seen in Pelé as the coach and in Run All Night starring opposite Liam Neeson. Khan’s role remains under wraps, but his credits include Life Of Pi and The Amazing Spider-Man as well as last year’s Cannes success The Lunchbox. He is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Colin Trevorrow is directing Jurassic World from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing, and it is set for a 3D release June 12, 2015.
What do you think – do you think this supporting role will be another token minority character? Or do you think the role will transcend race, providing us a character able to be played by any actor, no matter his race?