Nick Robinson May Join 'Jurassic World' As Ty Simpkins' Brother

10/15/2013 05:30 pm ET
AP

Almost immediately after learning that 12-year-old "Iron Man 3" actor Ty Simpkins is in consideration for "Jurassic World," another youngster has joined the ranks of the forthcoming sequel. Nick Robinson, who stars on "Melissa & Joey" and led the cast of this year's "The Kings of Summer," is in talks to play Simpkins' older brother.

It's hard to know what exactly that dynamic will entail, as plot details for "Jurassic World" have remained under wraps. The movie, written and directed by Colin Trevorrow ("Safety Not Guaranteed"), is due for a July 2015 release, and Robinson is among the actors is early negotiations for a role, according to Variety.

Robinson, 18, joins "New Girl" star Jake Johnson among the names in consideration for the "Jurassic Park" sequel. "Kings of Summer" director Jordan Vogt-Roberts tweeted his support for his former actor's news on Tuesday afternoon.

If Robinson and Simpkins board "Jurassic World," they'll join Bryce Dallas Howard, who is reportedly up for the lead adult role opposite Johnson. The young actors' dynamic could be similar to that of Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello, who were 14 and 10, respectively, when they played siblings Tim and Lex in the first "Jurassic Park."

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