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Chris Pratt: 'Jurassic Park is my Star Wars'

Actor Chris Pratt has spoken of his excitement about appearing in the upcoming Jurassic Park film, comparing the franchise to his own "personal Star Wars".

The Zero Dark Thirty star and The Village actress Bryce Dallas Howard were confirmed as the movie's leads last week (ends26Jan14), ending months of speculation about which stars will front the highly-anticipated reboot.

And now Pratt admits the role is a dream come true, revealing he was in awe of the original back in 1993.

He says, "For me, Jurassic Park was really kind of my Star Wars. 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.

"And so 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."

Colin Trevorrow is directing the film, which is set to hit theaters in June, 2015.

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