When director Colin Trevorrow landed the coveted job of directing Jurassic World, many weren't familiar with the young up-and-coming filmmaker. He had one movie under his belt, 2012's Safety Not Guaranteed, a low-budget indie that wouldn't normally be considered a springboard to a massive studio tentpole, especially one as anticipated as Jurassic World. One person who wasn't surprised about his meteoric rise is Jake Johnson, who starred in Safety Not Guaranteed and plays Lowery in Jurassic World, one of the control room employees who provides a lot of comic relief. I had the chance to talk to Jake Johnson over the phone, where we discussed his early days in Hollywood, the importance of an improv background, working with Colin Trevorrow and co-star Lauren Lapkus, who plays a control room colleague, and more. Here's what this talented comedic actor had to say below.
I saw this last week, and I was just blown away. I hope this does as well as I think it will do.Read More
He did add that his character's name is Lowery, joking that he is murdered before the movie starts and that his character is "all back story." Of course, we'll have to wait until Jurassic World hits theaters this summer to find out if Jake Johnson's Lowery is actually eaten by dinosaurs, but stay tuned for more details on Jurassic World as we get closer to the June 12 release. We'll also see new footage this weekend during the movie's Super Bowl trailer, so stay tuned for that as well. In the meantime, take a look at Jake Johnson's video interview below.
Jurassic World was released June 12th, 2015.Read More
New Girl star Jake Johnson confirmed in an interview with The Huffington Post that he has signed on for a role in Jurassic World.
We first reported about Jake Johnson's possible involvement back in October, but we haven't heard anything about him being cast since then. He joins confirmed stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy and original Jurassic Park star B.D. Wong. Production is scheduled to begin next month in Hawaii.Read More
Olivia Wilde, Ron Livingston, and Jake M. Johnson have joined Anna Kendrick in the improvised comedy Drinking Buddies.
The story centers on Chris (Ron Livingston), a man who becomes flirtatious friends with a woman (Anna Kendrick). Their relationship quickly spirals into something Chris never expected. No details were given for Olivia Wilde and Jake M. Johnson's characters.Read More
Directed by Colin Trevorrow and based on a real-life classified ad discovered in a Seattle newspaper, Safety Not Guaranteed follows three reporters who agree to meet with a mysterious man seeking a time traveling companion. Paulington James Christensen III recently met up with the cast of this unique comedy, including Aubrey Plaza, Jake M. Johnson, and Mark Duplass, to discover the secrets of time travel. Watch as the stars of Safety Not Guaranteed go back to the future while looking forward to the past!
Safety Not Guaranteed was released June 8th, 2012.Read More
Ivan Reitman directs Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher in the romantic comedy No Strings Attached, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD May 10th. The story follows two best friends who decide to enter into a sexual relationship, sidestepping the consequences that usually come with that. We have an exclusive clip from the featurette, which has co-stars Greta Gerwig and Jake M. Johnson talking about their sex friend roles in the film. Check it out below.
No Strings Attached was released January 21st, 2011.Read More
Jake M. Johnson (No Strings Attached, Get Him to the Greek) has joined the cast of the 20th Century Fox remake 21 Jump Street. It isn't known what role he will play at this time.
The story centers on a group of young undercover cops who infiltrate a high school to try and take down a powerful drug operation. The cast already includes Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, and DeRay Davis.Read More