Laura Dern confirmed that she has been approached for "Jurassic Park IV," the secretly developing sequel. "I’m told it’s happening and I’m told that they’re calling me," Dern revealed. "I’m told Ellie Sattler is involved in it."
She all but name dropped executive producer Steven Spielberg. "A certain fella is the one that called me and It’s hard to say no to him because he’s always got something totally genius up his sleeve so we’ll see what they have in mind, but I don’t know anything about it at this point."
"JPIV" may call on Dern’s services soon, as they intend to release next year. "I think within the year. They want to release it in ’08 so maybe, I don’t know."
Dern did not know which of her original Jurassic buddies would also be asked back. "Actually, I just oddly talked to Sam Neill but we didn’t speak about that. It’s always an awkward thing because sometimes one person’s in it and another person isn’t and who knows who’s going to do it or not do it so it’s the unspoken dinosaur date. We’ll see."