‘Jurassic World’: ‘The Detour’ Actress Daniella Pineda Lands Key Role in Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)

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Daniella Pineda, who stars in the TBS comedy series “The Detour,” is set to join Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s next “Jurassic World” film in one of the new female lead roles.

Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, and “The Get Down” actor Justice Smith have also recently joined returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Plot details are being kept under wraps, including who Pineda will be playing in the sequel to the 2015 hit.

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J.A. Bayona is on board to direct with Frank Marshall producing along with Pat Crowley and Belén Atienza. Colin Trevorrow, who helmed “Jurassic World,” penned the script with his writing partner, Derek Connolly.

Trevorrow will also executive produce with Steven Spielberg. VP of production Sara Scott is overseeing production on behalf of Universal.

“Jurassic World” blew away box office records, scoring the biggest domestic opening of all time with $208 million (that opening number has been surpassed since by only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). The film went on to make $1.67 billion worldwide — including $652 million in the U.S. — putting it in the top five highest-grossing films domestically and globally.

The job would mark Pineda’s first role in a major studio movie, having previously appeared in shorts and indies like the upcoming pic “Mr. Roosevelt.” Besides “The Detour,” Pineda has also appeared in the HBO series “High Maintenance.”

She is repped by Innovative Artists, Kirsten Ames Management, and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams.

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  1. “…in one of the new female lead roles”

    You don’t, SAY! :p

  2. Brendan says:

    Let’s see how Jurassic World 2 turns out. I think Jurassic World is a fun, decent Jurassic Park film. It rates around The Lost World: Jurassic Park and better than Jurassic Park 3. That’s for sure.

  3. Max says:

    I hope Jurassic World 2 is going to be better than the last one. That movie was awful. But somehow I imagine it will be just as bad.

    • erin says:

      I hated Jurassic World. Soulless piece of crap with a poorly written script and bland characters.

      Bayona is a great director and I sincerely hope the sequel will be better.

      • Ian Hirst says:

        Erin – why dd you go and watch it the if you have such a negative opinion of it? I personally really enjoyed it. Nothing can beat the original but it was still edge of your seat stuff. Don’t quite get where you are coming from with soulless as JP has never been about that.

    • Why are people so dumb says:

      Awful? Lol let me guess. You love the transformer movies right? Jurassic world rated fresh from critical and pooled in more money then you could ever spend in a life time. If you thought that movie was bad then you clearly are not a jurassic park fan in general. I could understand being disappointed but to make such an outrageous statement just truly discredits anything you have to say. Love, an actual fan that thinks it wasn’t any where near as good as the original masterpiece but still a great movie.

    • oscarstainton says:

      You really haven’t been following the progress of this film, have you? With J.A. Bayona at the helm, it’s chances of being good have substantially increased.

      If it’s as bad as JP3, then I’d be sorely disappointed. With all the hate Jurassic World gets, I’m this close to calling it underrated!

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