New ‘Jurassic World’ Movie At Universal And Amblin Sets Manuel Garcia-Rulfo In Leading Role

EXCLUSIVE: Following his breakout role in Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is looking to go from defending clients to evading dinosaurs. He is in negotiations to join Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s new Jurassic World movie. Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Bailey are also set to star. Gareth Edwards will direct.

The studio recently dated the pic to bow on July 2, 2025 and moved fast to find a director in Edwards. The new movie will be a fresh take, with Jurassic World cast members Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard not expected to return, and neither will original trilogy’s stars Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and Sam Neill. David Koepp penned the new script.

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The film will be will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg through Amblin, and Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley through Kennedy-Marshall. EVP Production Development Sara Scott and Creative Executive of Production Development Jacqueline Garell will oversee for the studio.

Spielberg’s groundbreaking Jurassic Park redefined the summer blockbuster when it was released in June 1993 and changed the culture forever. Since then, the Universal-Amblin franchise has created six films that have earned more than $6 billion worldwide.

While this will mark Garcia-Rulfo’s biggest film role, he has been busy on the TV front in recent years starting with the Amazon TV show Goliath, which starred Billy Bob Thornton. He went on to land the starring role in Netflix and David E. Kelley’s Lincoln Lawyer, with the third season airing later this year.

On the film side, Garcia-Rulfo will next be seen leading Netflix’s Spanish-language film Pedro Páramo. Based on the seminal Mexican novel by Juan Rulfo, the film adaptation is directed by cinematographer Roberto Prieto making his directorial debut. Other Garcia-Rulfo film credits include A Man Called Otto6 UndergroundSicario: Day of the SoldadoMurder of the Orient Express and The Magnificent Seven.

He is repped by WME, Ilene Feldman Management, Genuine Artists and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.

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