Jake Johnson and Omar Sy to return for Jurassic World 3

Jake Johnson and Omar Sy are set to reprise their roles for Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World 3.The New Girl star played control room employee Lowery Cruthers in 2015’s Jurassic World, while the French actor portrayed velociraptor trainer Barry Sembene….

Jake Johnson and Omar Sy are set to reprise their roles for Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World 3.

The New Girl star played control room employee Lowery Cruthers in 2015’s Jurassic World, while the French actor portrayed velociraptor trainer Barry Sembene.

They are set to return for the third instalment, after missing out on 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and will star alongside leading man Chris Pratt and leading lady Bryce Dallas Howard, according to editors at Collider.

Johnson shared a still of his character in the movie on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “Lowery’s coming home. #jurassicworld3,” while Trevorrow retweeted the news and added, “Old friends.”

Trevorrow, who helmed the 2015 blockbuster, is back for directing duties on Jurassic World 3, which will also feature the return of original Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum. Justice Smith and Daniella Pineda from Fallen Kingdom are also returning, while Mamoudou Athie and DeWanda Wise are new additions to the cast.

Plot details for the upcoming movie are under wraps. The filmmaker co-wrote the script with Emily Carmichael, which is based on a story devised by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, who co-wrote both of the Jurassic World movies together.

The 43-year-old stepped back from the franchise to helm Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and handed directing duties to J.A. Bayona for 2018’s Fallen Kingdom. However, he left the sci-fi movie due to creative differences and was eventually replaced by J.J. Abrams.

Steven Spielberg will return to executive produce Jurassic World 3 alongside Trevorrow, while Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley will produce.

Jurassic World 3 is set to hit cinemas in June 2021.

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Laura Dern overjoyed that her Jurassic Park character is feminist icon

Laura Dern is overjoyed that her Jurassic Park character Dr. Ellie Sattler is a feminist icon for women.The no-nonsense paleobotanist needs no leading man to save her in the 1993 movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, as she battles velociraptors to save…

Laura Dern is overjoyed that her Jurassic Park character Dr. Ellie Sattler is a feminist icon for women.

The no-nonsense paleobotanist needs no leading man to save her in the 1993 movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, as she battles velociraptors to save the lives of Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum at the ill-fated dinosaur park.

Since then, Laura revealed that she’s been approached by women who love telling her how much they adore Ellie.

“I’ve had so many girls and women come up to me over the years talking about her being an icon for them, and that’s meant so much to me,” she told Deadline.

And the 52-year-old is proud that she played such a strong character in Spielberg’s groundbreaking film.

“I think the thing I love the most about playing Ellie Sattler, and this was the early ’90s, was that it was the first CGI movie ever,” Laura explained. “We were going to do, it felt like, this wild thing that Steven wanted to attempt, which had never been done before.

“And he wanted to make sure that if all worked well, that the female in the centre of the story was as much of a bada*s and as fearless as anyone else. He took it seriously, and she was kind of a feminist.”

The Golden Globe-winning actress is excited to reprise her role for the upcoming Jurassic World 3, alongside her original Jurassic Park co-stars, ahead of a 2021 cinema release.

“It’s exciting to continue that journey and see what they come up with, and I’m excited to learn. Steven seems excited. Sam and Jeff seem excited, and I love that, so it’s really fun to think about,” she gushed.

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Jeff Goldblum would consider working with Woody Allen again

Jeff Goldblum is open to working with director Woody Allen again in the future.In a new interview, the Jurassic Park star has praised the Annie Hall filmmaker, despite the 83-year-old being accused of child molestation by his adopted daughter, Dylan Fa…

Jeff Goldblum is open to working with director Woody Allen again in the future.

In a new interview, the Jurassic Park star has praised the Annie Hall filmmaker, despite the 83-year-old being accused of child molestation by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. Allen has denied the claims and no criminal charges have been brought against him.

“I think there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty,” Goldblum told British newspaper The i. “I know I enjoyed working with him many years ago and I sat in with his band once too.”

Hollywood stars including Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, and Timothee Chalamet said they would never work with the Oscar-winning filmmaker again after Farrow went public last year with her allegations.

Despite voicing his support for the #MeToo movement, the 67-year-old – who had a small role in Annie Hall – insisted he admires Allen’s work and is waiting for more evidence before making any further decisions.

“Even though I feel like this cultural shift (the #MeToo movement) is very, very positive and long overdue and I support it wholeheartedly and take it very seriously, I also admire his body of work. So, I would consider working with him again, until I learned something more,” he added.

Farrow, who is the adopted daughter of Allen and actress Mia Farrow, opened up about the alleged sexual assault in an interview with Gayle King last year.

She alleged the director had molested her at the age of seven, and first went public with the allegations in an open letter to The New York Times.

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Laura Dern swears meditation keeps her skin wrinkle-free

Laura Dern is adamant daily meditation sessions help to keep wrinkles at bay.The Big Little Lies star has opened up on her beauty regime in a new interview with Fashionista, and during the chat, commented that she believes de-stressing keeps her lookin…

Laura Dern is adamant daily meditation sessions help to keep wrinkles at bay.

The Big Little Lies star has opened up on her beauty regime in a new interview with Fashionista, and during the chat, commented that she believes de-stressing keeps her looking young.

“You’re going to be stressed. I hate when people are like, ‘You know, I just don’t have stress, I’ll never age.’ It’s like, how dare you? We’re stressed all the time! We watch the news!” she laughed. “Having an anti-stress regime, meditating and trying to get sleep – all those things can help.”

And the 52-year-old, who recently became the new face of natural skincare company True Botanicals, confessed she’s been getting more compliments about her skin now than ever before.

“I think that doing whatever you do to support skin elasticity, and balancing your skin, your pH, your hormones, your body as it’s changing is really important,” Laura noted.

The actress also went on to share that she was inspired to become educated about skincare by the women in her family and wanted to pass that knowledge on to her teenage daughter, Jaya.

“Ask questions, educate yourself, know how you’re treating your body and go from there. Whether it was in physical exercise or meditation or the products that I eat, the products that I consume in terms of skincare and beauty in general, I’ve always tried to approach it with an education,” she stated, before adding that she religiously slathers True Botanicals’ Pure Radiance Oil on her face each day.

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Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum returning for Jurassic World 3

Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum will have major roles in the upcoming Jurassic World 3. Director Colin Trevorrow took part in a Q&A after a screening of his 2015 film Jurassic World at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Tuesda…

Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum will have major roles in the upcoming Jurassic World 3.

Director Colin Trevorrow took part in a Q&A after a screening of his 2015 film Jurassic World at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood on Tuesday night and was asked by a member of the audience if any of the original Jurassic Park stars would be coming back for the third instalment. The filmmaker then surprised the crowd by bringing out the Big Little Lies star and revealing she would be reprising her role of Dr. Ellie Sattler.

“I’m so excited… If it’s not asking too much, if I’m gonna get to join this party again, I would hate to not bring my friends Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum. Is that OK with you?” Dern asked, to which Trevorrow replied, “Yeah, let’s do it.”

Addressing the audience, he added, “You’ll be pleased to hear that Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern are returning in major roles in Jurassic World 3.”

The actress later shared a picture of her and the director on Instagram and wrote, “Loved joining my buddy, Colin, to announce the return of the original cast of Jurassic Park back into the Jurassic World.”

The official Jurassic World Instagram account announced the news by sharing an image of Dern as Sattler, Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm and Neill as Dr. Alan Grant from the 1993 original. The caption read: “They’re back. Welcome to Jurassic World Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler & Ian Malcolm. #2021.”

Goldblum had previously returned to the franchise with 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but Neill and Dern haven’t appeared as their characters since Jurassic Park III in 2001, in which Neill starred and Dern had a brief cameo.

Jurassic World 3, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, is set to hit cinemas on 11 June 2021.

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Laura Dern keeps her skin healthy in preparation for acting work

Laura Dern believes looking after her face and body is all part of her preparation as an actor. The actress, who plays Renata Klein in TV drama Big Little Lies, sees her face as the canvas for any character she portrays and so she makes sure she takes…

Laura Dern believes looking after her face and body is all part of her preparation as an actor.

The actress, who plays Renata Klein in TV drama Big Little Lies, sees her face as the canvas for any character she portrays and so she makes sure she takes good care of her skin.

“To take care of one’s face, body, emotional health, mental health, is the canvas we bring to our workplace,” she said in an interview with Elle.com. “We’ve got to be on point, in the moment, doing our thing, so what will help us serve that role? For me, if my face is healthy, if my skin is healthy, if my energy is balanced, then I can layer upon that a character even as complicated and wild as Renata.”

Laura looks after her complexion by trying to find “truly clean products”, so she has partnered up with True Botanicals, a skincare brand containing natural and organic ingredients. She has become “obsessed” with their Pure Radiance Oil and uses their Moisture Lock Overnight Mask before bedtime so her skin is ready for filming for the following day.

“The mask I’m obsessed with, because as an actor, there’s that idea that when your skin is tired, you’re going to get up the next morning, do a mask before they do your make-up, and you’re exhausted. So I put it on before I sleep, and it’s translucent, so it just disappears,” the 52-year-old explained.

The Jurassic Park actress uses the same make-up artists when she’s working and is grateful that they honour her skin.

“I’ve been lucky to be with women who really love celebrating women at all ages, and love the health and wellbeing of my skin,” Laura shared. “I feel really lucky that my make-up artists are very much into honouring skin, and honouring the body, and bringing out – especially in the work of characters – the sexuality, the grace, the simplicity, the vulnerability, the age, or not the age, depending upon the character.”

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Laura Dern asked to consider Jurassic World role by Bryce Dallas Howard

Original Jurassic Park actress Laura Dern has been asked to rejoin the franchise by Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard.The flame-haired actress, who plays Claire Dearing in the rebooted dino movies alongside Chris Pratt, showed up on a breakfast T…

Original Jurassic Park actress Laura Dern has been asked to rejoin the franchise by Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard.

The flame-haired actress, who plays Claire Dearing in the rebooted dino movies alongside Chris Pratt, showed up on a breakfast TV show to ask Laura Dern the all-important question.

The Twin Peaks star was promoting the second season of hit HBO drama Big Little Lies on Good Morning America when she recognised a familiar face in the crowd. Laura, who played Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic Park 26 years ago, was asked if she thought she’d ever return to the dinosaur movie franchise by Bryce, and she was quick to reply: “Do you know something I may not…? If I were too, would you join me?” Bryce didn’t hesitate and fired back, “Hell, yes. Yes!”

Bryce was on the show to promote her new film Rocketman, and she later said: “Jurassic is not Jurassic without Laura Dern, absolutely.”

Jeff Goldblum, who starred opposite Laura and Sam Neill in Steven Spielberg’s first film and also the 1997 follow-up The Lost World, made his return to the franchise in last year’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

He has also called for Laura to reprise her role.

“I don’t want to pass on gossip like my character,” he previously said to Entertainment Tonight. “But it would be good news to me and to everyone, (to) millions and billions of people all over the world… all over the universe and cosmos when Ellie Sattler returns, a very powerful, brilliant woman she is. Laura and Ellie Sattler.”

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Netflix makes statement as Steven Spielberg calls for ban at Oscars

Netflix representatives have declared “we love cinema” as Steven Spielberg campaigns for streaming service-made movies to be ineligible for the Oscars. The Jurassic Park director has been vocal in his criticism of Netflix and how Netflix bosses give s…

Netflix representatives have declared “we love cinema” as Steven Spielberg campaigns for streaming service-made movies to be ineligible for the Oscars.

The Jurassic Park director has been vocal in his criticism of Netflix and how Netflix bosses give some of their films a short theatrical run to make them eligible for the Oscars even though they are available to watch at home the same day.

Over the weekend (02-03Mar19), it was reported that the veteran filmmaker was pushing for a rule change following the success of Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, a Netflix film, at the 2019 Academy Awards, where it was nominated for 10 prizes, including Best Picture, and won three.

Spielberg, the Academy’s directors branch governor, is reportedly set to introduce the idea of a change in eligibility rules at an upcoming board meeting, in which he will apparently push for films to have an exclusive theatrical window of at least four weeks to qualify for major Oscars.

Netflix representatives have seemingly responded to the headlines by making a clear statement about their position on cinema via a Twitter post on Monday.

“We love cinema. Here are some things we also love,” they wrote on the official Netflix Film account. “-Access for people who can’t always afford, or live in towns without, theaters -Letting everyone, everywhere enjoy releases at the same time -Giving filmmakers more ways to share art. These things are not mutually exclusive.”

In a statement to IndieWire, a spokesman for Spielberg’s production company, Amblin Entertainment, said: “Steven feels strongly about the difference between the streaming and theatrical situation. He’ll be happy if the others will join (his campaign) when that comes up (at the Academy Board of Governors meeting). He will see what happens.”

The news has reignited the debate about Netflix’s place within cinema, with Ava DuVernay, whose 2016 documentary 13th was distributed by Netflix, one of those to criticise Spielberg’s sentiment.

“One of the things I value about Netflix is that it distributes black work far/wide. 190 countries will get (miniseries) WHEN THEY SEE US,” she tweeted. “I’ve had just one film distributed wide internationally. Not SELMA. Not WRINKLE (in Time). It was 13TH. By Netflix. That matters.”

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The Shining, Jurassic Park and Brokeback Mountain enter National Film Registry

Movies including The Shining, Jurassic Park and Brokeback Mountain have been selected for preservation by officials at the U.S. National Film Registry. Each year, 25 films are selected by executives of the Library of Congress to be added to the regist…

Movies including The Shining, Jurassic Park and Brokeback Mountain have been selected for preservation by officials at the U.S. National Film Registry.

Each year, 25 films are selected by executives of the Library of Congress to be added to the registry for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” important and at least 10 years old.

The 30th annual list was released on Wednesday (12Dec18), and it included Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror The Shining, which starred Jack Nicholson, and Steven Spielberg’s 1993 dinosaur classic, which starred Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.

Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain, which portrays a love story between two cowboys played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, was also selected. It was only released in 2005, making it the youngest-ever entry on the registry.

“To my great surprise, the film ended up striking a deep chord with audiences,” Lee said in a statement. “The movie became a part of the culture, a reflection of the darkness and light, of violent prejudice and enduring love in the rocky landscape of the American heart.”

Other additions include 1935 movie The Informer, giving director John Ford the most entries on the list with 11, Alfred Hitchcock’s first American feature Rebecca, Disney’s 1950 animation Cinderella, 1987’s Broadcast News, Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra movie On The Town, and 1964’s My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn.

“The National Film Registry turns 30 this year, and for those three decades, we have been recognising, celebrating and preserving this distinctive medium,” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said. “These cinematic treasures must be protected, because they document our history, culture, hopes and dreams.”

Other entries include Orson Welles’ The Lady From Shanghai, Leave Her to Heaven, Days of Wine and Roses, The Navigator, Eve’s Bayou, Smoke Signals, Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People, Hearts and Minds, One-Eyed Jacks, Pickup on South Street, documentary Monterey Pop, and 1898 29-second movie Something Good – Negro Kiss.

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Bohemian Rhapsody’s Joe Mazzello ruined hair with movie perm

Actor Joe Mazzello is desperate to avoid perming his own hair for a movie role ever again after his “horrible” makeover for new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. The former child star of Jurassic Park portrays bassist John Deacon in the new film, and to…

Actor Joe Mazzello is desperate to avoid perming his own hair for a movie role ever again after his “horrible” makeover for new Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

The former child star of Jurassic Park portrays bassist John Deacon in the new film, and to mimic the wavy hairstyle the veteran rocker sported during his Queen heyday, Joe agreed to have his locks treated in a similar manner.

However, he was soon regretting making such a style commitment.

“I didn’t know what a perm meant, ’cause I’m an idiot, I didn’t realise it stood for ‘permanent’,” he lamented during an appearance on U.S. breakfast show Today. “So I said to Jan, who was our make-up artist, I said, ‘So this will wash out in like, seven to 10 days?’ (She was like), ‘Oh, no no…!'”

Joe was also unaware of how uncomfortable the perming process would be: “I think they dipped my head in acid and just like, curled everything,” he quipped. “It was horrible!”

The 35 year old’s curly new look proved to be a constant source of entertainment for his co-stars Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, and Ben Hardy, who would happily ridicule Joe onset.

“We enjoyed it!” smiled Rami, who portrays Freddie Mercury, as Joe smirked, “Oh, they had a field day over it!”

Although Rami didn’t have to endure a hair makeover to play late frontman Freddie, he did have to get used to wearing a set of fake teeth, a prop he practised with for a year before cameras began rolling.

“It took a while to get used to, it was the first thing I asked for,” he shared. “I said, ‘I have to get used to these.’ It took about a year before I felt comfortable with them, but I tell you, by the end of it, I didn’t wanna take them out.

“They were part of me; I felt naked without them. And I got to call everyone ‘darling’ and ‘dear’ every day on set.”

Rami recently revealed he became so attached to the fake dentures, he actually took the prop home after filming wrapped, and has since had them cast in gold as a special movie memento.

“I kept the teeth,” he told The New Yorker. “Well, I had the teeth cast in gold. It is the most ostentatious thing I have probably ever done, and, in the spirit of Freddie, being as outlandish as I could, I said, ‘What would be more him than casting these in gold?'”

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