Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in Talks to Star in New ‘Jurassic World’ Film

“The Lincoln Lawyer” star Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is in negotiations to star in the all-new “Jurassic World” film for Universal Pictures.

Garcia-Rulfo joins Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Bailey in this next installment of the juggernaut franchise, which will be directed by Gareth Edwards (“Rogue One”). Original “Jurassic Park” and “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” screenwriter Kavid Koepp returns to pen the script for the all-new storyline.

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The film, due out July 2, 2025, will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg through Amblin Entertainment. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley will produce through Kennedy-Marshall.

Executive vice president of production development Sara Scott and creative executive of production development Jacqueline Garell will oversee the project for the studio.

The six-film franchise, which began with Spielberg’s 1993 original “Jurassic Park,” has earned more than $6 billion worldwide. The most recent movie, 2022’s “Jurassic World Dominion,” surpassed $1 billion worldwide.

Garcia-Rulfo will next be seen leading Netflix’s Spanish-language film “Pedro Páramo” from cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, who makes his directorial debut with the project. The film is based on the seminal Mexican novel of the same name by Juan Rulfo.

On the small screen, Garcia-Rulfo will be seen reprising his starring role of Mickey Haller in the third season of the Netflix series “The Lincoln Lawyer.” His other film credits include “A Man Called Otto,” “6 Underground,” “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” “Murder on the Orient Express” and “The Magnificent Seven.”

Garcia-Rulfo is repped by WME, Ilene Feldman Management, Genuine Artists and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman and WK PR.

Deadline was first to report the news.

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