Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been tapped to be the female lead of the next Indiana Jones movie! On Friday, Deadline broke the news that the Fleabag actress is set to join the cast of the franchise's upcoming sequel, which will also see star Harrison Ford return as its star.
Waller-Bridge adds Indiana Jones to her roster of projects
Waller-Bridge has become one of the entertainment industry's hottest stars to watch over the past few years! She first landed on Hollywood's radar in 2018 for creating the psychological thriller series Killing Eve, which became a critically acclaimed hit. Then in 2019, she enjoyed a successful awards season run for her show Fleabag, taking home a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and more for the offbeat comedic series!
In recent months, Waller-Bridge's name has also been attached to several other exciting films! Not only does she have a screenwriting credit for the upcoming James Bond movie No Time to Die, she will also be remaking Mr. & Mrs. Smith with Donald Glover! It's unknown which character she'll play in the upcoming Indiana Jones sequel at this time, but her addition to the cast is exciting!
Indiana Jones 5: here's what we know about the new movie
Indiana Jones 5 has been in the works for some time, and the upcoming sequel was officially confirmed last year during the Disney Investors Presentation. As Deadline reports, the film is expected to be released on July 29 of next year. And while the rest of the cast is still shaping up, the hope is for production to begin sometime this summer!
While Steven Spielberg is stepping down as director— his role being taken over by James Mangold— he remains attached to the project as a producer. There haven't been any plot details released as of now, but with Ford wearing "Indy's" iconic fedora again and Waller-Bridge joining him for the adventure, the anticipation is definitely building!