With Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) deep into preparing to make the sequel to the monster hit Jurassic World (2015), he has been steadily adding new cast members to support returning leads Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Now news arrives via Variety that he is recruiting Daniella Pineda (The Originals) for what is described as a major role in the movie.
Exactly what that means at this point is unclear, as both the plot and any character details are secreted behind giant walls to avoid them escaping and causing chaos. We can expect the usual dinosaur carnage given a fresh twist by writer and producers Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly (Jurassic World), with Rafe Spall (Prometheus), Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Justice Smith (Paper Towns) all also in the human line-up.
Pineda's career has been weighted more towards TV until recently, and she is one of the stars of US sitcom The Detour. But she has also been seen in movies such as The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012) and Sleeping With Other People (2015).
Jurassic World's sequel promises to be something on quite another level for the actress and the movie will arrive on 22 June next year.