‘Jurassic World’ Sequel Adds ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Actor Ted Levine (EXCLUSIVE)

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Buffalo Bill is looking to get prehistoric.

“Silence of the Lambs” actor Ted Levine has rounded out cast of Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s next “Jurassic World” film, Variety has learned exclusively.

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 Levine will be playing in the sequel to the 2015 hit.

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.

Levine is best known as the serial killer Buffalo Bill in the Oscar winning thriller “The Silence of the Lambs.” Other past credits include “Heat” and “Shutter Island.”

He is repped by Kass Management.

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  1. dino dan says:

    awesome!

  2. Dr Fumbles says:

    the t-rex puts the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again…. : D

  3. Practical Voice in the Hollywood Wilderness says:

    It’s THE Silence of the Lambs, btw. Why is this the one movie where people keep leaving it out, including the major media? It drives me batty.

  4. Paul Cecil says:

    They might have mentioned his work on “Monk”. Playing the police captain was a nice stretch for him.

  5. Practical Voice in the Hollywood Wilderness says:

    It’s insulting to focus on only one of his credits from 26 years ago. Yes, it’s an iconic role in an iconic movie, but the way you’ve written it makes it look like that’s his only claim to fame, like his name is ‘Ted “Silence of the Lambs” Levine!’

    Click bait, to be sure.

    • RB says:

      They are using that one the most, because that’s where most people know him from. Don’t get your panties in a bunch. They’re just trying to help people with recognizing him.

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