Friday, February 28, 2014

Vincent D’Onofrio to Play Villain in ‘Jurassic World’ – Along With Dangerous Dinosaurs

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star in Universal’s 3D sequel that is being directed by Colin Trevorrow (“Safety Not Guaranteed”)

In an inspired casting choice, Universal Pictures has turned to Vincent D’Onofrio to play the villain in “Jurassic World,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

Colin Trevorrow (“Safety Not Guaranteed”) is directing from a script he wrote with Derek Connolly, though plot details remain under wraps.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star alongside Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins and Irrfan Khan, who will play Patel, the billionaire owner of a new Jurassic Park. An individual familiar with the casting breakdown tells TheWrap that D’Onofrio will play the CFO of the Patel Corp.

D’Onofrio is a potent choice to join the franchise, as he knows how to play both menacing and sleazy. Over the course of his esteemed career, he has played crazed Private Pyle in “Full Metal Jacket,” a racist, homicidal LAPD cop in “Strange Days,” a freaky-looking alien in “Men in Black,” a comatose serial killer in “The Cell,” a sadistic drug dealer Pooh-Bear in “The Salton Sea” and a double-crossing scoundrel in “Escape Plan,” which may come the closest to his “Jurassic World” character.

“Jurassic Park” director Steven Spielberg is producing the 3D sequel with Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley, and Universal will release “Jurassic World” on June 12, 2015.

After saying goodbye to his beloved role as Detective Goren on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” D’Onofrio has been working overtime lately, as he recently wrapped a pair of Warner Bros. movies in “The Judge” and “Run All Night,” as well as a Pele biopic in which he plays a soccer coach. However, the movie I’m most excited to see D’Onofrio in is “Mall,” which is based on Eric Bogosian’s excellent first novel. D’Onofrio not only produced and co-wrote the edgy drama, but he also stars as a peeping tom who has his eye on Gina Gershon’s naughty housewife.

via TheWrap, 2.28.14
by Jeff Sneider

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Regina Caschetto said...

Thanks, you answered my question. Excellent notes about casting Vincent except for the wrong "Law & Order," but I'm not crazy about Vincent playing another villain. And we know, at the end, a dinosaur is going to eat him. Really don't want to see that.

thereel said...

Geez Regina, I hope not!

Stephanie J said...

The villain is often the best part, and Vincent is so good at being bad. I'm really excited for this!

Regina Caschetto said...

O.K. Chris. Maybe the dinosaur will just crush him to death. Isn't that what always happens to the villains in these movies.

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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