Indiana Jones 5 Lands Big Name for Lead Actress

Phoebe Waller-Bridge will star with Harrison Ford
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2021 4:20 PM CDT
Fleabag Star Joins Cast of Indiana Jones 5
Phoebe Waller-Bridge accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series for "Fleabag" at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Jan. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles.   (Photo/Chris Pizzello)

A fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise is in the works, and it just landed a big-name female lead to co-star with Harrison Ford. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the star and creator of the much-praised Fleabag, is on board, reports Deadline. No word yet on who her character will be, but given that she is 35 and Ford is 78, Vulture has to wonder, "Does Indy uncover his long-lost daughter in this one?" The film is due out in 2022, with James Mangold directing for Lucasfilm. A post at the AV Club isn't too thrilled that the franchise is continuing, but it likes the choice of actress. "If anyone is going to win an Oscar for a new Indiana Jones movie, it would be Phoebe Waller-Bridge." (More Phoebe Waller-Bridge stories.)

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