Phoebe Waller-Bridge joins cast for Indiana Jones 5!
As the film gears up for production in a few months, the cast for the long-awaited fifth and final installment in the Harrison Ford-led Indiana Jones franchise has expanded with the addition of three-time Emmy winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve)!
A new #IndianaJones adventure begins July 29, 2022. Phoebe Waller-Bridge joins the cast alongside Harrison Ford in the fifth installment of the iconic franchise. The inimitable John Williams will also return to score the film. pic.twitter.com/Qh8nvFiQsE
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“I’m thrilled to be starting a new adventure, collaborating with a dream team of all-time great filmmakers,” director James Mangold said in a statement. “Steven, Harrison, Kathy, Frank, and John are all artistic heroes of mine. 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.”
In addition to casting Waller-Bridge, it’s been confirmed that John Williams will return to score the film, continuing a musical journey which began 40 years ago with Raiders of the Lost Ark. 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.
The project marks the latest collaboration between Waller-Bridge and Lucasfilm, with the multi-hyphenate award winner previously starring in Solo: A Star Wars Story as L3-37, the droid companion to Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian in the film.
The currently untitled fifth Indiana Jones film will see James Mangold (Ford v. Ferrari) in the director’s chair and Kathleen Kennedy, original franchise director Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel all set to produce. Filming is currently expected to begin in July and the film is slated for a theatrical release on July 29, 2022.
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