As “Jurassic World 2” approaches production, casting news are beginning to increase in frequency and significance. Actress Daniella Pineda, who is well known for her role in “The Detour” and “The Vampire Diaries”, has signed on to star in Universal’s juggernaut dino-sequel.
Just like everything in regards to the film, details about Pineda’s role is currently being kept under wraps, but reports does reveal that the 29-year-old actress is to be one of the new female leads.
She is joining Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who will be reprising their roles as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing respectively. Besides that, B.D. Wong is also expected to return as the twisted geneticist Dr. Henry Wu in some capacity. Other newcomers to the franchise include Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, and Justice Smith.
We already know that certain parts of the filming will take place in Hawaii (aka fictional island Isla Nubar), so fans can expect there to be some classic dinosaur island action. Director J.A. Bayona has revealed that the sequel will be “darker” and “scarier” than “Jurassic World”. He also stated that the film will take on the subject of animal abuse.
“Jurassic World 2” is expected to start filming next month and is scheduled for release on 22nd June 2018.