As Jurassic World 2 gears up to film in just a few short weeks, the upcoming sequel has shown no signs of slowing down when it comes to adding cast members. Variety just exclusively revealed that Ted Levine has joined the cast, though have no details on the role he will be playing.
Ted is a fantastic actor, with a large pedigree of projects under his belt, perhaps best known from his role of the troubled and twisted ‘Buffalo Bill’ in ‘Silence of the Lambs’. Some of Ted’s other films include ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘American Gangster’ and has also had staring roles in TV shows such as ‘Monk’ and ‘The Bridge’.
Ted has played a variety of roles, and can play a fantastic pessimist – whether he’s filling an antagonistic role remains to be seen, but I certainly could imagine him spearheading InGen’s exploits. On the contrast, I could see being quite outspoken against dinosaurs and perhaps even filling an Malcolm like role. A third option that occurs, however unlikely, is that he may be filling and recasting the shoes of Lewis Dodgson – something long awaited since the first Jurassic Park film.
Ted Levine joins Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Justice Smith, Toby Jones, Daniella Pineda, Rafe Spall and BD Wong. The fifth Jurassic Park film has already amassed a fantastic cast, but the story remains shrouded in mystery. I’m pleased that nothing has leaked, but I do hope Universal roars in with some official details soon.
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