New Girl star Jake Johnson confirmed in an interview with The Huffington Post that he has signed on for a role in Jurassic World.

When asked if he signed on because his Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow is at the helm, the actor had this to say.

"Absolutely. Now, I'm also a huge fan of Jurassic Park. When I was growing up and Jurassic Park came out, I freaked out like every other kid. I was born in '78, so I was, like, 12. If it wasn't Colin and someone said they wanted me in Jurassic Park, I would jump on it. The fact that it's Colin, written by Derek Connolly (who wrote Safety Not Guaranteed) and both those guys are personal friends, I'd go through a wall."

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.

Jake Johnson will next be seen on the big screen in Neighbors this May and Let's Be Cops this August.