*As the lone black member of the main cast, will “Jurassic World’s” Omar Sy defy horror film tradition and actually survive the entire movie, or will he be the first one eaten?
It’s 22 years after the events of “Jurassic Park,” and new dinosaur theme park Jurassic World has seen better days. Its attendance is waning, so Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) brings in a hot new attraction – Velociraptors – to lure visitors back to the park.
But of course, the Velociraptors have other plans.
Sy, the breakout star of French mega-hit “The Intouchables,” plays Barry – a tamer who takes care of Owen’s Velociraptors.
Colin Trevorrow directs this fourth installment of the franchise. He told French website Premiere that the role of Barry was written specifically for Sy because he’s “a huge fan” of the actor’s work.
“When Chris, who’s in charge, is done with training the Velociraptors, Omar brings them to their cage and takes care of them, checking their teeth, these kind of things,” Trevorrow said. “He has a very special relationship with them. There’s a great scene with Vincent D’Onofrio when Omar speaks French to the Raptors and Vincent pretends to understand what he’s saying. I have not tried to Americanize him – he is French and has a great action scene. Everything he does results in a close relationship with the Velociraptors.”
No word on whether Sy’s “great action scene” involves the Raptors turning Barry into a tasty French baguette. Fans will find out when “Jurassic World” arrives into theaters on Friday, June 12.
Below, Pratt explains trying to find a personality for his character Owen:
Watch the “Jurassic World” trailer below: