Chris Pratt Confirms "Jurassic World" Role

Posted Wednesday January 29, 2014 3:17 PM GMT

During promotions for "The Lego Movie," Chris Pratt confirmed his role in the upcoming "Jurassic World" project.

Rumors swirled for months about the "Parks and Recreation" star's involvement, and now the guessing game can finally come to a close as the 34-year-old shared the exciting news with the press.

"For me, 'Jurassic Park' was really kind of my 'Star Wars,'" Pratt told QMI Agency. "I lined up at the theater to see it, I saw it opening night, I saw every sequel, I've seen it a whole bunch of times...for me that was my big movie, I think I was 13 or 14 when it came out."

"So it's a big deal for me to be any part of that, let alone this part I'm going to be playing. I'm thrilled about it. Everybody around the world knows that franchise. When you say Jurassic Park, no one is like, 'What's Jurassic Park?' More people know Jurassic Park than just about anything. I'm thrilled."

"Jurassic World" is scheduled to hit the big screen on June 12, 2015.

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