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In an interview with the Huffington Post, “New Girl” actor Jake Johnson confirmed that he has a role in the upcoming dinosaur film “Jurassic World.” He was asked if he was cast due to his prior work with director Colin Trevorrow on “Safety Not Guaranteed,” Johnson commented by saying…

Jake Johnson

“Absolutely. Now, I’m also a huge fan of “Jurassic Park.” When I was growing up and “Jurassic Park” came out, I freaked out like every other kid. I was born in ’78, so I was, like, 12. If it wasn’t Colin and someone said they wanted me in “Jurassic Park,” I would jump on it. The fact that it’s Colin, written by Derek Connolly (who wrote “Safety Not Guaranteed”) and both those guys are personal friends, I’d go through a wall.”

Along with playing Nick on the Fox television series “New Girl,” Johnson will next appear in the films “Neighbors” with Seth Rogen and “Let’s Be Cops” with Andy Garcia.

Although Johnson will play the character Lowery in “Jurassic World,” no plot details have been released on Universal’s sci-fi/action/adventure film.

“Jurassic World” is scheduled to be released in 3D on June 12, 2015. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan and Ty Simpkins. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver wrote an early version of the screenplay, while Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly wrote the current screenplay based on characters created by Michael Crichton. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing, while Colin Trevorrow directs.

Sources: the huffington post, IMDb