‘Jurassic Park 4’ casts villain

'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' actor Vincent D'Onofrio will be film's main antagonist

Law & Order: Criminal Intent actor Vincent D’Onofrio has been cast as the main villain in the forthcoming Jurassic World, according to reports.

The Metro says that D’Onofrio has agreed a deal to star as the film’s primary antagonist, while Life Of Pi actor Irrfan Khan will also take on a villainous role in the dinosaur-filled action flick. Parks And Recreation cast member Chris Pratt has already been confirmed for the film, while Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson and Nick Robinson will all co-star.

Speaking previously about the film’s script, Pratt said: “What I liked about it was it answers the question of, ‘Why would you do that?’. Like, how do you suspend disbelief to be like, ‘Oh yes, let’s make this mistake again. We haven’t learned our lesson about dinosaurs, we should definitely live with them and see how that works out!’ after like three tries at it.

“They answer the question really well through the script,” he added. “Colin did a great job of writing it and justifying it and in his own way having fun with that, so anybody who goes in with that question will be really amused – the way I was – about how they answer that.”

Colin Trevorrow will helm Jurassic World, which is the fourth film in the series. Speaking previously about the project, he said: “Reboot is a strong word. This is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of Jurassic Park.”

Universal Pictures has recently given the film an official release date of June 12, 2015. It will arrive in cinemas nearly 14 years after the last instalment in the series, 2001’s Jurassic Park III.