Bryce Dallas Howard: 'Jurassic World' Star?

Bryce Dallas Howard in 'Jurassic World'? Howard possibly the next female star in 'Jurassic Park' franchise

Bryce Dallas Howard, Rush director Ron Howard's daughter perhaps best known for playing the Vengeful Vampire Victoria in David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, is “in talks” to star in Jurassic World a.k.a. Jurassic Park 4, to be directed by Safety Not Guaranteed's Colin Trevorrow. At this stage, it's unclear what exactly Howard would be doing in Jurassic World – well, except that her (potential) character will somehow become entangled with dinosaurs and that there'll be lots of green screens on the set. (See also: “'Jurassic World' director Colin Trevorrow. Why Him?“) (Image: Bryce Dallas Howard.)

According to various online reports, Universal had sets its sights on Bryce Dallas Howard a while back, but production was halted after Trevorrow took a pass on Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver's Jurassic World draft. The current draft – plot unknown – was co-written by Trevorrow and his Safety Not Guaranteed screenwriter Derek Connolly. The reptilian characters are based on Michael Crichton's novel.

Anyhow, there is no confirmation that Bryce Dallas Howard will star in Jurassic World, but she seems like the most likely candidate – at least for now. In case she does indeed get cast, Howard will be following in the footsteps of Jurassic Park's Laura Dern, The Lost World: Jurassic Park's Julianne Moore, and Jurassic Park III's Téa Leoni. Needless to say, none of the aforementioned actresses saw their careers take off because of their participation in movies whose actual stars are gigantic CGI creatures. But I'm sure the residuals must be phenomenal.

Jurassic World should start filming next winter in Hawaii; its current release date is June 12, 2015. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are the film's producers, while Steven Spielberg, the director of Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, is one of its executive producers.

Bryce Dallas Howard movies

Bryce Dallas Howard's movie career began in earnest in 2004, with roles in M. Night Shyamalan's The Village and Alan Brown's Book of Love. She was next seen as the lead in Lars von Trier's controversial 2005 drama Manderlay, which was followed by leads or top supporting roles in Shyamalan's box office flop Lady in the Water; Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3, as Gwen Stacy opposite Tobey Maguire; and the Tennessee Williams adaptation The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, co-starring Chris Evans.

Additionally, Howard was featured in McG's Terminator Salvation, starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington; Clint Eastwood's psychological drama Hereafter; Tate Taylor's Best Picture Oscar nominee The Help, opposite Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain; and Jonathan Levine's cancer comedy 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen.

Although Bryce Dallas Howard was supposed to have been author Stephenie Meyer's first choice for the role of the vampire Victoria, Rachelle Lefevre eventually took on the part in both Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight and Chris Weitz's The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Once Lefevre's schedule prevented her from returning for Eclipse, Howard was brought in. In the film, she seduces Xavier Samuel, tries to bite Kristen Stewart's head off, and does a little rolling in the snow with Robert Pattinson.

As a member of the Help ensemble, Bryce Dallas Howard has won several acting awards, including honors from the Screen Actors Guild, the National Board of Review, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the TV movie As You Like It.

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