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.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Indiana Jones 5 has cast Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge opposite Harrison Ford.

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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.”

Harrison Ford stars in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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.

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