Geraldine Chaplin to Run Away from Dinosaurs in ‘Jurassic World 2’
Many directors have actors they love to work with over and over — Quentin Tarantino often casts Samuel L. Jackson in his movies, Paul Thomas Anderson liked Philip Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly. J.A. Bayona has worked with Geraldine Chaplin in The Orphanage, The Impossible, and last year’s A Monster Calls, and now he is about to introduce her to his scaly friends in Jurassic World 2.
Bayona shared the good news on his Twitter:
Chaplin’s name might sound familiar because, yes, she’s the daughter of that Charlie Chaplin we all know and love. Geraldine Chaplin has been on the scene for decades: since her breakout role in Doctor Zhivago she’s gone on to star in movies like Robert Altman‘s Nashville, Franco Zeffirelli’s Jane Eyre, and The Age of Innocence. And this won’t be the first time Chaplin has communed with dinosaurs — she was in the 2002 miniseries Dinotopia, which also starred David Thewlis and Wentworth Miller.
There’s no telling what kind of character Chaplin will be playing, and Bayona sure isn’t saying a word. The movie is filming right now, so her role is probably relatively minor, given her last-minute addition to the cast. The movie will focus on animal rights by using the dinosaurs as a kind of allegory, but we don’t know whether Chaplin will play a friend to them or an enemy. She could go either way, as she’s very good at playing both motherly and creepy — just watch her medium scene from The Orphanage. In the daytime. With all the lights on.
Jurassic World 2 also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Ted Levine, and James Cromwell, and hits theaters June 22, 2018.