The rumors connecting Shia LaBeouf have been confirmed! Although
which character Shia will play in Indiana Jones 4 remains a mystery.
The official press release at IndianaJones.com reads:
Shia LaBeouf, one of the fastest-rising stars in the world of
film, has now been set for the new Indiana Jones movie, it was
announced today by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.
He will join Harrison Ford who returns as the action hero, the
man with the hat and the whip.
Production on this fourth installment of the Indiana Jones adventure
is scheduled to begin this June in Los Angeles and will also film
at undisclosed distant locations.
Produced by Lucasfilm Ltd., directed by Spielberg, and released
by Paramount Pictures throughout the world beginning May 22nd,
2008, the screenplay has been written by David Koepp. Frank Marshall
will produce the film with Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy serving
as Executive Producers.
It will be the third film the charismatic Shia has done with
a Spielberg connection, the first two being the DreamWorks Pictures
productions Disturbia and Transformers.
"We are excited about bringing Shia
into our Indy family," said Spielberg. "His
talent has impressed not only his audiences throughout his young
career but the directors, producers and fellow actors who have
worked with him in his television career and now his film career."
"I was hoping the rumors were true,
so I couldn't be more thrilled," said Shia. "To be cast in an Indiana Jones film is like grabbing the brass ring
and holding on for the ride. I'll do my best to meet the high
standards that Steven, George, and Harrison have set and I can't
wait to take that giant step in front of the Indy cameras."
Head over to the official IndianaJones.com to read the full press release.