Cate Blanchett is in negotiations to star in the fourth installment of the “Indiana Jones” adventures.
Harrison Ford already has signed on to the project, which will be produced by Lucasfilm and directed by Steven Spielberg.
With David Koepp’s screenplay shrouded in secrecy, it is unclear what character Blanchett would play. However, sources said the Oscar-winning actress has landed a starring role.
Shooting will begin in June in Los Angeles and at undisclosed locations around the world. Paramount Pictures will release “Indy 4” in most of the world on May 22, 2008.
Blanchett, who is filming David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” next will lend her voice to Wes Anderson’s “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.” In addition to her Academy Award win for “The Aviator,” she received a supporting nomination this year for her role in Richard Eyre’s “Notes on a Scandal.”