Chris Pratt is the lead in 'Jurassic World': It's official

chris-pratt-jurassic-world-gi.jpgYou can officially be more jealous of Chris Pratt than you were before. Not only is the "Parks and Recreation" star headlining Marvel's new "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, but he's also living one of your childhood dreams by officially starring in the new "Jurassic Park" sequel, "Jurassic World."

Pratt says that when he was younger, "Jurassic Park" was essentially the same as "Star Wars" was to the generation above him. "I lined up at the theater to see it, I saw it opening night, I saw every sequel. I've seen it a whole bunch of times ... for me that was my big movie, I think I was 13 or 14 when it came out," he says in an interview with QMI Agency, which was reported in the Peace River Record Gazette.

He continues, "It's a big deal for me to be any part of that, let alone this part I'm going to be playing. I'm thrilled about it. Everybody around the world knows that franchise. When you say 'Jurassic Park,' no one is like, 'What's "Jurassic Park"?' More people know 'Jurassic Park' than just about anything. I'm thrilled."

Pratt will play a "rugged ex-military man" in a role that was originally supposed to go to Josh Brolin. He stars alongside Bryce Dallas Howard

Pratt can next be seen -- well, heard -- in "The Lego Movie," out Feb. 7. "Parks and Recreation" airs Thursdays on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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