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Waller-Bridge to star in new ‘Indiana Jones’

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British actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge poses on January 19, 2020. (Photo: AFP)
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“Fleabag” actor and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge will star alongside Harrison Ford in the new “Indiana Jones” movie due to hit screens next summer, Lucasfilm said Friday.اضافة اعلان

The series’ fifth installment, to be directed by James Mangold (“Ford v Ferrari”) has been billed as 78-year-old Ford’s final film as the hero archaeologist.

The “new adventure” will feature a “dream team of all-time great filmmakers” including producers Steven Spielberg -- who was initially due to direct -- and Kathleen Kennedy, said Mangold in a statement to AFP.

“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,” Mangold added.

The casting caps a remarkable rise for British actor and writer Waller-Bridge, 35, who won multiple Emmys for “Fleabag,” the smash-hit TV adaptation of her one-woman show about a disillusioned young singleton in London.