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Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr. Jr.

March 9, 2007

Variety.com

Rising son shines on ‘Indy’
LaBeouf may become Ford’s kin
By
PAMELA MCCLINTOCKLaBeouf Indy, you’re a dad.

Shia LaBeouf is in final talks to star in Steven Spielberg’s “Indiana Jones 4” as the son of the adventuresome archaeologist to be played once again by Harrison Ford.

Spielberg and George Lucas’ Lucasfilm, which is producing “Indiana 4” for Paramount, are keeping the storyline under tight wraps. David Koepp (“Spider-Man”) penned the script. Neither Par nor Lucasfilm would confirm that talks are under way with LaBeouf.

Spielberg is set to begin lensing “Indiana Jones 4” in June. Pic, which resurrects the lucrative franchise after nearly 20 years, is set to unspool May 22, 2008, taking advantage of the Memorial Day holiday.

LaBeouf stars in two upcoming DreamWorks pics, “Disturbia” and summer tentpole “Transformers.” Thesp also provides the lead voice in Sony’s upcoming toon “Surf’s Up!”

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