It's official! Irrfan to play owner of Jurassic Park in franchise's next offering

  • Akshay Kapoor and Medha Shri Dahiya, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Mar 01, 2014 19:46 IST

Irrfan Khan

We told you in November last year that actor Irrfan Khan was in talks to star in the fourth edition of the Steven Spielberg-produced Hollywood series, Jurassic Park. Now, we’re the first to confirm that the 47-year-old actor will play the role of Patel, the billionaire owner of a new Jurassic Park.

Well-placed sources close to the project confirm the development, saying, “Yes, he is doing Jurassic World. His role is not negative, as is being reported by some sections of the international media. He will be seen as the owner of the new Jurassic Park.”

It is thus obvious that Khan has a substantial role to play in the film. The actor, on his part, chooses his words carefully but doesn’t deny the ­development: “It is not ­correct for me to comment, unless the studio allows.”

His official website, too, announces Jurassic World among his upcoming films.  
The film is the fourth edition of the popular Jurassic Park franchise, and will be placed in real time in 2015 — 22 years after the events of the first film, Jurassic Park (1993). Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the film that stars actors Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, and Nick Robinson, is up for a June 2015 release.


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