'Indiana Jones' producer Frank Marshall dismisses Bradley Cooper rumor as ‘ridiculous’

By Daniel S Levine,

Frequent Steven Spielberg collaborator Frank Marshall has dismissed a rumor that Bradley Cooper is being considered for an Indiana Jones film. Marshall called it “ridiculous” and also confirmed that Katy Perry will not be Indy either.

The rumor lit up the web on Wednesday, with Latino Review claiming that Lucasfilm and Disney were considering recasting the role of the famous fictional archaeologist and going a James Bond-style route. The site claimed that the American Hustle actor was on a list of potential replacements for Harrison Ford, who is now 71.

In addition, the site said that Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) had pitched an idea to the studio.

Marshall became the first person who would actually know about the project to comment on it on Twitter. “Due to the ridiculous rumors that keep popping up, like agents pipe dreams, I will stop commenting on our projects until I have real news,” he first wrote.

Later - with tongue firmly planted in cheek - Marshall wrote, “I can only confirm that Katy Perry will NOT be the new Indiana Jones.”

Marshall is currently hard at work with Spielberg on Jurassic World. while Spielberg isn’t directing the fourth Jurassic Park film, he and Marshall are producing.

Marshall, who has produced five Best Picture nominees, was a producer on all four Indy films.

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