Phoebe Waller-Bridge to join Indiana Jones 5’s ‘dream team of all-time greats’


Fleabag creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge is to join the cast of the next Indiana Jones film.

She will star alongside Harrison Ford, 78, who will play the legendary hero archaeologist for a fifth time in the action adventure franchise, Lucasfilm announced.

Waller-Bridge's exact role is yet to be confirmed.

Harrison Ford, left, with Indiana Jones co-creator George Lucas

Harrison Ford (L) with Indiana Jones co-creator George Lucas

Director James Marigold will take the reins of the film, which had previously only been directed by co-creator Steven Spielberg.

Spielberg will be co-producing the film alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Simon Emanuel.


Marigold said: "I'm thrilled to be starting a new adventure, collaborating with a dream team of all-time great filmmakers.

"Steven, Harrison, Kathy, Frank, and John are all artistic heroes of mine.

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"When you add Phoebe, a dazzling actor, brilliant creative voice and the chemistry she will undoubtedly bring to our set, I can't help but feel as lucky as Indiana Jones himself."

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Composer John Williams will return to score Jones's latest adventure.

"Williams' unforgettable Indy soundtracks, packed with all the epic thrills, suspense, romance and excitement that fans have come to expect from an Indiana Jones movie, have become as beloved and familiar as the adventurer-hero's signature hat and whip," Lucasfilm said in a statement.

The next film is set to be released on 29 July 2022 – more than 14 years after the last instalment and 41 years after the debut of the character.

In February it was announced that Waller-Bridge is due to star alongside Donald Glover in an Amazon reboot of Mr & Mrs Smith, based on the 2005 film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.


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