Phoebe Waller-Bridge to star in Indiana Jones 5 opposite Harrison Ford
The Fleabag star has landed another blockbuster role in the long-awaited fifth instalment of the franchise.
Indiana Jones 5 has cast Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge opposite Harrison Ford.
The film sequel – which is aiming to begin production this summer – will be directed by James Mangold (Logan), replacing Steven Spielberg who helmed the first four films in the franchise.
Waller-Bridge's yet-to-be-disclosed role in the film was announced by Disney, along with confirmation that franchise composer John Williams is also set to return.
Indiana Jones 5 will mark Waller-Bridge's second collaboration with LucasFilm, with the star having previously voiced L3-37 in 2018's Solo: A Star Wars Story – another film spin-off inspired by a Harrison Ford character.
Having seen enormous critical and awards success with her two-series comedy drama Fleabag, Waller-Bridge also serves as executive producer on Killing Eve and was also head writer on that show's first season. She is also set to reunite with her Solo co-star Donald Glover on the upcoming Amazon series Mr and Mrs Smith.
Set for release on the 29th July 2022, Indiana Jones 5 will see Steven Spielberg serve as producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel.
“I'm thrilled to be starting a new adventure, collaborating with a dream team of all-time great filmmakers," said Mangold. "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.”
The last Indiana Jones movie was 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, itself a long-delayed sequel to the original trilogy: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
The films star Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, a fedora-sporting, whip-cracking adventurer and professor of archaeology.